Rising sea threat to Cocos Islands - 21 Oct 2008  
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Cocos Islands face possible disappearance. Australia’s western-most territories, the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean, which consist of two atolls and 27 coral islands, are seeing the first-hand effects of climate change.

Constantly rising sea levels especially jeopardize the fresh water supplies of Home and West Islands, home to a population of 600. The Australian government is thus considering the installation of a desalination plant to maintain habitable conditions on the islands. We pray for the secure future of the people and animals of Cocos Islands as humanity strives to live sustainably and in harmony with nature.