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Klimatförändringar på ön Fongafale, Tuvalu: En analys av miljöpåverkan och attityder
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aimed to investigate how a rising sea level would affect the livable area of the island Fongafale, Tuvalu. Through the IPCC stabilization scenarios it was examined which areas of the island that would be affected by flooding. The local population’s perceptions of the effects of climate change were studied to see how the consequences of a world-wide problem such as global warming affect people's lives. The paper clarified the Tuvaluans place in the discussion of climate refugees, explained IPCC's work and described the results of previous studies concerning people in Fongafales perceptions and concerns about climate-related changes. The result shows already flooded areas with important buildings, such as airport and government buildings and that with a rising sea level, an increasing part of the island will suffer. The survey shows a stronger tendency to concern for lack of water and work than for a climate-related sea level rise, and that the main reason for a possible emigration would primarily be work-related.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Tuvalu, climate change, sea level rise, IPCC, survey, attitudes
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26370OAI: diva2:627499
Subject / course
Environmental Science
Educational program
Environmental Analysis Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2013-06-16 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2013-06-16Bibliographically approved

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