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More than 200 people fled their homes in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, during a tropical storm in 2019. Credit - Hilary Hosia AFP/Getty Images
July 14, 2021

The climate crisis has been thrashing the Pacific Islands, causing drought, coral reef bleaching, more powerful storms and sea level rise. Super Typhoon Yutu in 2018 left thousands in the US territories of Saipan and Tinian without homes, power and running water for months. At least 57 percent of the infrastructure in the Pacific Islands will be threatened by rising sea levels during this century, according to a United Nations report.

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