Threatened by climate change and globalization, remote Easter Island provides a wake-up call for the rest of the world.
Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the climate change debate.
To skeptics, global warming is a myth. But for 70 million Pacific Islanders, a warmer planet is landing them in hot water. Scientists agree that the tropical Pacific Islands will be the first and hardest hit by global warming. Still, some question whether the danger is real, leaving islanders in a precarious state of limbo. Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands explores what it means to live under a cloud of scientific uncertainty.