<p>A garland of clouds adorns a necklace of islets that make up Abemama atoll, part of Kiribati’s Gilbert Islands. Low-lying atolls like Abemama may look like a postcard paradise, but they face grave threats from rising sea levels.</p>

Paradise Threatened

A garland of clouds adorns a necklace of islets that make up Abemama atoll, part of Kiribati’s Gilbert Islands. Low-lying atolls like Abemama may look like a postcard paradise, but they face grave threats from rising sea levels.

Photograph by Kennedry Warne

Pictures: Rising Seas Are Already Damaging These Pacific Islands

It took months for Kiribati to repair battered roads and seawalls after a king tide earlier this year.

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