As global warming melts land ice and causes ocean levels to rise, islands like Tuvalu are in danger of being inundated. The 10,000 people in the island nation are pleading with Australia to take them in when the waters rise further.
Internet devotees will remember Tuvalu as the nation licensed to give out the .tv domain name. Ironically, the domain name and an internet connection may be the only thing left of the country soon. Tuvalu may become the first virtual nation.
Kiribatu and the Maldives are in a similar plight.
If Tuvalu is a problem, what will the world do about Bangladesh,which could have 30 million climate refugees this century . . . That would be sort of like New York and Pennsylvania combined.