It’s nice to see major news organizations reporting on the impact that global warming is having on low-lying islands in Micronesia.

The Washington Post has published a provocative piece titled A ground zero forgotten: The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again.

The Associated Press, meanwhile, has this terrific article, Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands.

The articles, both published Friday, come as a major United Nations meeting on global warming is beginning to convene in Paris.

Graves on Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands..

Graves on Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands..

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On hand will be representatives from the Marshall Islands, including Foreign Minister Tony de Brum and Marshallese poet and professor Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.

Both have warned for some time of the threat of climate change.

Read more about climate change in Micronesia and its contribution to immigration to the United States in Civil Beat’s seven-part series, The Micronesians.

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