01 Jun '11, 1am

Is sea-level rise starting to affect Tonga? Young Tongans mobilising on bicycles! #350ppm #climate

Is sea-level rise starting to affect Tonga? Young Tongans mobilising on bicycles! #350ppm #climate

Timeliness is not usually the Pacific region’s strong suite. So much so that the Pacific Islands are often stereotyped as being on ‘Pacific time’, where things happen very slowly (if at all), and in a very relaxed manner. However, the organisers that we work with in the Kingdom of Tonga are the contrary – they are super-organised and make things happen – every week. There’s really only one certainty for me on Monday mornings – and that is that I’ll receive the ‘Monday Morning Memo’ from the Tongan National Youth Congress. It usually features an update about what 350.org related activities they are up to – from tree-planting to beach clean-ups. In short, over the last two years the Tongan National Youth Congress Team have been one of the most active group of 350 organisers in the world. Recently, the Monday Morning Memo featured an alarming story about how sea-level rise is...

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