Marshall Islands plans to raise islands to escape sea level rise

Facing possible extinction from rising sea levels, the Marshall Islands is for the first time focusing on how to raise islands in this atoll nation.

"Raising our islands is a daunting task but one that must be done," President Hilda Heine said in an interview with the Marshall Islands Journal published Friday. "We need the political will, and especially traditional leaders' commitment, to see this through. That is why a national dialogue is planned to bring all the parties together."

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