Sea level rise: Some implications for Tuvalu

  title={Sea level rise: Some implications for Tuvalu},
  author={James P. Lewis},
  • James P. Lewis
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmentalist
SummaryMuch current evidence suggests that global temperatures are slowly increasing. It is believed that this increase will be associated with a sea level rise. Tuvalu, approximately 1000 km north of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, is one of six countries, all of them island states, that “could face total destruction when sea levels rise…. If sea level rises occur anywhere near the extreme projections that have been made, we can write these nations off the map.” (Pernetta, 1988). This paper… 
The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Island Developing Countries in the 21st Century
The projected increase in global mean surface temperatures of 1.3°-4.0° C by the year 21001 will constitute “a change, although gradual, unparalleled in recent millennia.”2 While most nations may
The vulnerability of small island States to sea level rise: the need for holistic strategies.
  • J. Lewis
  • Environmental Science
  • 1990
There is uncertainty about climate change and its socioenvironmental implications, but the vulnerability of small island states to hazardous events is likely to become increasingly significant and social and economic adjustments are also required to parallel erosion control.
Interpreting and analyzing King Tide in Tuvalu
Abstract. The spatial and temporal distribution of sea-level rise has the potential to cause regional flooding in certain areas, and low-lying island countries are severely at risk. Tuvalu, an atoll
Underwater Self-determination: Sea-level Rise and Deterritorialized Small Island States
Global climate change is likely to become a major cause of future migration. Small Island States are particularly vulnerable since territorial destruction caused by sea level rise poses a threat to
Representing Climate Change Space: Islographs of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, an archipelagic nation state in central Oceania, is being transformed by climate change, particularly sea level rise. Its islands are also being represented in new ways in climate change
Response of salt-marsh carbon accumulation to climate change
A numerical model of salt marsh evolution is developed, informed by recent measurements of productivity and decomposition, and it is demonstrated that competition between mineral sediment deposition and organic-matter accumulation determines the net impact of climate change on carbon accumulation in intertidal wetlands.


Sequential studies of hurricane deposit evolution at Funafuti atoll