This image tells a ‘new story’ of Tuvaluan children learning about their native language and culture after many families have had to relocate to New Zealand. New stories are essential to the visual language of climate change.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Children at Fun Caring Play Centre in Auckland, a kindergarten for Tuvaluan children started with the aim of teaching New Zealand born Tuvaluan children their native language and culture. There are as many as 4,000 Tuvaluans living in New Zealand - a massive proportion of Tuvalu's 12,000 population. The tiny Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu is one of the many places in the world already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change and global warming. Due to the rising sea level, erosion, and extreme weather events, the island nation is shrinking and may eventually disappear.