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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(110,444 posts)
Mon Jun 3, 2024, 02:44 PM Jun 3

Panama prepares to evacuate first island in face of rising sea levels

GARDI SUGDUB, Panama (AP) — On a tiny island off Panama’s Caribbean coast, about 300 families are packing their belongings in preparation for a dramatic change. Generations of Gunas who have grown up on Gardi Sugdub in a life dedicated to the sea and tourism will trade that next week for the mainland’s solid ground.

They go voluntarily — sort of.

The Gunas of Gardi Sugdub are the first of 63 communities along Panama’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts that government officials and scientists expect to be forced to relocate by rising sea levels in the coming decades.

On a recent day, the island’s Indigenous residents rowed or sputtered off with outboard motors to fish. Children, some in uniforms and others in the colorful local textiles called “molas,” chattered as they hustled through the warren of narrow dirt streets on their way to school.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/panama-prepares-evacuate-first-island-151000223.html

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Panama prepares to evacuate first island in face of rising sea levels (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 3 OP
Why is the new place so damned ugly and isolated? hunter Jun 3 #1
Just the beginning. Think. Again. Jun 3 #2
Yep! 280 more feet to rise. GreenWave Jun 3 #3

hunter

(38,570 posts)
1. Why is the new place so damned ugly and isolated?
Mon Jun 3, 2024, 03:02 PM
Jun 3

It's like they want everyone to feel miserable and displaced.

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