Nadya Va’a


Photographer’s Caption: “Suddenly we are confronted with less sand, as if it has been sucked out of our beaches. The coconuts on the beach have their roots exposed, thus telling us that something acting very slowly is gradually eating the sand away.” – This is what local people say at Saanapu village, on the Island of Upolu, Samoa. The sea level has been rising by 4 mm per year since 1993, causing severe beach erosion.

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