White, Ian; Falkland, A.
The general fragility and unique vulnerability of small island countries in the Pacific, has been widely acknowledged for a long time. So too has been the diversity of their geography, geology and sources of available freshwater. Sparse island communities have demonstrated remarkable resilience n the face of climatic extremes and natural hazards over the last 1,000-2,000 years. The well-developed local institutions, resilient social systems, sensitivity to environmental change, and the high...[Show more]
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