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Research Feature: Understanding the role of environmental and social conditions on the migration of Marshallese Islanders

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Date Received
2018-01-16

Citation

Research Feature: Understanding the role of environmental and social conditions on the migration of Marshallese Islanders: Pacific Islands CASC.

Summary

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a nation of widely dispersed, low-lying coral atolls and islands, with over 100 square miles of land area scattered across 750,000 square miles of ocean. Average elevation for the RMI is approximately 7 feet above mean sea level, but many islands and atolls are much lower. As climate change causes sea level to rise and weather patterns to shift, the Marshall Islands are increasingly having to contend with flooding and drought that damages agriculture, homes, and infrastructure. Residents are increasingly making the difficult choice to leave their home islands in the hope of a more stable future, moving within the country to larger islands or to the United States where the Compact of Free [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Maxine Burkett
Funding Agency :
Pacific Islands CSC

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

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