The toll of climate change, from US to the Marshall Islands: ‘No one’s an exception’
If global temperatures rise more than 1.5C, the Marshall Islands are likely to disappear.
The thin atolls scattered across the Pacific Ocean are already seeing regular flooding and droughts directly related to climate change. More Marshallese are leaving in search of dry land, with nearly one-third of the population currently in the US. Many fear that with the exodus, their culture will be lost to a country that has already taken so much from them.