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In pictures: How the world is changing
Vanishing islands

Other parts of the world could face even more drastic change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a consortium of several thousand independent scientists, predicts that sea levels could rise by between 9 and 88cm in the next century.

This would threaten low-lying islands such as Tuvalu in the Pacific. These images, taken this year, show the effects of a higher than usual tide.

Image: Gary Braasch

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