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Climate Threat to Vulnerable Islands

Almost three quarters of a sample of island groups – atolls and archipelagos that are home to more than 18 million people − are expected to become increasingly more arid as the climate changes. New research implies an underestimate of the plight of islanders as the world warms because of increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It also poses another threat to the survival of island communities.

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