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Old 10-11-2019, 01:04 PM   #1448
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Originally Posted by rubecube View Post
Interesting. I had also read in the past that in some of these island countries, rising sea levels are contaminating their fresh water aquifers, which was also a major cause of migration. Not sure how that fits in with this study but it's another consideration.
Sure, but another factor would be increased demand from population growth drawing down the aquifers to a level where salt water more easily contaminates them. The small islands are growing slowing but that still means Tuvalu's population today is about 50% higher than it was 40 years ago. And the Maldives has seen both a massive population and development boom from its growing tourism industry.
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