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Carteret Islands case study

Carteret Islands case study

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  • The Carteret Islands: Paradise lost?
  • Carteret Islands: Where?
  • Carteret Islands: What?
  • Carteret Islands: Who?
  • Carteret Islands: The impact of coastal flooding Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgw4HTtokgk
  • Carteret Islands: Causes of flooding? Some theories: Sea level rise? (due to global warming, melting ice, thermal expansion of sea, isostatic readjustment) Islands are sinking? (tectonic plate movement) Man-made? (dynamite fishing breaking up reef, water extraction
  • Carteret Islands: Environmental impact? King Tides Water supply Mosquitoes Beach erosion Soil salinity (salt content) Coconut trees and mangroves
  • Carteret Islands: Economic impact? Cost of food Government aid of $2 million for resettlement Reliance on aid
  • Carteret Islands: Social impact? Culture and tradition Elderly Lifestyle Hunger Reliance on aid
  • Carteret Islands: Political impact? Bougainville 1990 ’ s civil war Government aid of $2 million Local people of Bougainville