A CALL ON THE SOLOMON ISLANDS GOVERNMENT FOR RELOCATION BECAUSE OF RISING SEA LEVELS
Quoting an extract from the Island Sun newspaper – 14 September 2018
“Chief Peter Kalali on behalf of the people of Lord Howe has called on the Solomon Islands government to relocate them as the threat of rising sea levels intensifies in the atolls.
“ The low lying atolls of Ontong Java, part of the Malaita Outer Islands constituency, also known as Lord Howe islands, are facing hardships wrought on them by rising sea levels.
“Chief Kalali of Lord Howe, said Lord Howe is a tiny low-lying atoll vulnerable to sea level rise and within the current generation alone they have witnessed a stark difference in sea level, hence relocation is a must.
“Kalali calls on the Solomon Islands government to consider this matter and relocate them to any other province with higher grounds.
“He said the people of Lord Howe need to be relocated as the tides are eating into their homes.”
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