Concern mounts in Marshall Islands as high tides swamp capital
Majuro counts cost of latest flooding as 30 ‘PacificWarriors’ set off for Australia in canoes to highlightconcerns
By Sophie Yeo
Marshall Islanders have spoken of their growing fears afterhigh tides have swamped some of the country’s majorislands, flooding the airport and damaging homes.
The tiny islands, which sit just two metres above sea level,are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.In March 2013, king tides caused the government to declarea state of emergency, as 940 people were evacuated fromtheir homes.