Climate Change, Small Islands, and Me

Can a country disappear?

This might sound like something from science fiction but climate change is causing global sea levels to rise and could cause some entire low-lying island countries to be underwater by the end of this century. As part of the Festival of Social Science 2021, Liam Saddington and Daniel Hall (School of Geography and Environment) and Steffan Williams (St Catherine's College) asked members of the public to explore what a country is and to think about how climate change is affecting island communities in the South Pacific. Through film, writing and drawing – and talking to our researchers - participants learnt more about climate change, island communities, and explored what we can do to bring about change both locally and nationally.

Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science