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The disappearing sands: One man’s battle against climate change in the Torres Strait

Olandi Pearson, an elder from the island of Poruma in the Torres Strait, walks the shoreline of his home to show the effects of erosion caused by climate change. Pearson was born on Poruma but was forced to leave in 1964 owing to a water shortage. Since his return in 1985 he has kept a close eye on rising sea levels and coastal erosion, hoping something will be done to stop the sand disappearing

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