In what could be the first of a series of trends, Tuvalu recently ‘floated’ the idea of mass migration to Australia. This was after the effects of global warming is becoming a reality in the tiny Pacific island nation, which is one of the world’s lowest lying nations.
In a special report on Perthnow, Brad Crouch wrote that the island nation envisaged that, in a worse case scenario, Australia will agree to accept its entire population but allow it to function as an independent country. Tuvalu has reported a substantial yearly gain in water level that some of its islands have literally disappeared.
Preparations are underway to alleviate any effect of global warming especially in poor Pacific island countries, which are one of the world’s lowest lying nations. Allowing a large population to enter a low population country such as Australia might be easy but giving them an authority to function as a separate nation might be as tricky, to my view, as debating the bailout for the US economy.