Same old nonsense. Odd that they keep trying to blame global warming, in a way, because sea levels are higher around Tuvalu during La Niña events when the world trends cooler than they are during El Niño events when it trends warmer due to the deformation of the Pacific Ocean sea surface lens.
A United Nations independent expert on Thursday called on the international community to not turn its back on the small island State of Tuvalu, where communities are being seriously affected by climate change.
“Climate change is an everyday reality for people in Tuvalu, and is slowly but steadily impacting their human rights to water and sanitation,” warned the Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water, Catarina de Albuquerque, at the end of her first mission to the country. “Climate change will exacerbate water scarcity, saltwater intrusions, sea level rise and frequency of extreme weather events.”
As of 2010, 98 percent of the population in Tuvalu had access to an improved source of water and 85 percent had access to improved sanitation facilities, according to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
However, de Albuquerque noted, “these figures do not portray an accurate picture of the country’s situation and mask severe challenges currently faced by its population.” She noted that people cannot actually drink directly from the water storage tanks and have to boil it, despite previous efforts to improve the situation.