REUNION, THE GREEN ISLAND
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In the heart of the Indian Ocean, the Reunion island is hit hard by climate change. Cyclones are increasingly common from April to November. Natural catastrophes plunge the population into extreme situations: floods, landslides and torrential rains follow one another. Rising ocean levels accelerate coastal alteration.
The inhabitants are mobilizing in order to move towards a greener way of life. Soon, hot springs could generate geothermal energy. The sunny weather allows for the installation of photovoltaic parks. Permaculture and fish farming are developing as well.