If present global warming trends continue, sea levels may rise by about 40 centimetres by the end of the next century. This is a particularly crucial issue for islands and low-lying coastal plains most affected by storms and floods, which are among the most productive and highly populated lands.

Panama: using a boat to get around Nargana Island
FAO photo by G. Bizzarri

More photos in this series:
  • The Niger: a strong wind damages millet cultivation
  • Haiti: a village street flooded by torrential rains
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