Will this be the first country destroyed by climate change?
The stunning island country of Tuvalu is close to vanishing into the ocean
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One of the world's most naturally beautiful countries in the world is also one of the least visited. However, many of us may never have the chance to visit this nation before it vanishes. Tuvalu is an island country located in the west-central Pacific Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Hawaii. It is a coral atoll nation, characterized by a ring-shaped coral reef surrounding a lagoon, with islands spread along its rim. Despite being a stunning oasis, Tuvalu faces the imminent threat of disappearing into the ocean.
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