The Places That Could Disappear with Climate Change

Malé, Maldives capital, stands just at the shoreline

The Places That Could Disappear with Climate Change

Rising sea levels caused by climate change are a problem for all coastal regions in the world — including Brazil.

But in some places the threat is even more frightening: there are cities and entire countries that may disappear with the advancing waters. Some examples are entire island nations, like Tuvalu, or the capital of the Philippines — Manila may submerge in 30 years if the world does not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On the November 26th edition of Café da Manhã, Folha de S.Paulo's daily podcast, reporter Jéssica Maes, who was at COP26, the UN climate conference, talked to activists Mitzi Jonelle Tan and Bernard Ewekia; scientist Paulo Artaxo, professor at USP's Physics Institute and member of the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change); environmental lawyer Caroline Prolo; and Elissa Lalande, one of the representatives of the Seychelles government at the COP.

The episode (in Portuguese) was published at Folha and is available below and on Spotify. 

This story was produced as part of the 2021 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

Banner image: Malé, Maldives capital, stands just at the shoreline. The country is among the most threatened by sea level rise / Credit: Ashwin Kumar, Flickr

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