Sea rise is threatening the way of life for a Panamanian indigenous group that lives on islands off the Caribbean coast. They're now pondering moving back to the mainland and abandoning their way of life.
Be the Journalist
How will you tell the story?
- Who is most impacted by the rising sea levels? Why?
- What would the Guna people lose by leaving the island? What might they gain?
- What are the different factors causing removal in this story? Cite evidence to support your claim(s).
- Guna community leader Blas Lopez said, "They want to live like they live now, next to the sea." Describe how you live now. What is your community like? How might climate change affect your community?