Photo Gallery: Rising Seas or Sinking Islands?
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Photo Gallery: Rising Seas or Sinking Islands?

Climate Change or Tectonic Shifts? The Mystery of the Sinking South Pacific Islands

Environmentalist organizations have used images from South Pacific islands to illustrate the disastrous effects of rising sea levels. But a group of French researchers has found that the problem is much more complicated: The islands are also being pulled under by shifting tectonic plates.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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