RNZ, 11th October 2018
A new warning system in Tuvalu is hoped to save people from freak waves and storm surges. It was developed after Cyclone Pam in 2015, which sent waves rolling across the country's atolls, forcing the evacuation of some 300 people.
The Pacific Community's Mia Ramon said the system is vital for survival on low-lying atolls, with such events forecast to increase with climate change. "Tuvalu people want to stay home," she said. "And the Tuvaluan Prime Minister is very famous for saying 'If you save Tuvalu, you can save the world'."