SOUTH PACIFIC: Study of sea levels combined with climate change education for schoolchildren
A project that monitors climate and sea levels from the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean to the Cook Islands in the Central Pacific is beginning to offer hard data, but the islands are also busy educating schoolchildren about the threat of rising seas and climate change.
Tiempo magazine explains the efforts taken by Pacific Island countries to track and eventually understand the multiples causes – climate change is only one factor – of changes in sea level. At the same time, they are trying to raise awareness in their populations of the dangers posed by climate change.
Eight curriculum modules on climate change have been produced primarily aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schoolchildren.