Many South Pacific Islands are in imminent danger of being submerged by the rising sea level as a result of global warming conditions. Uninhabited barren islands? No. Home to some of the most peaceful native Pacific Island people? Yes. Some Pacific Islanders have already been forced to evacuate their villages and move to higher grounds, or are immigrating to the larger continents and islands such as Australia and New Zealand. You can help benefit the people of the Pacific Islands, scientific research, and humanity in generally by supporting RisingTides.
RisingTides is a recognized non-profit organization comprised of environmentalists dedicated to capturing a "snapshot in time" of selected islands in the Pacific Ocean. Our primary goals are to document current physical and environmental resources for future studies and comparison, spreading the philosophy of "Think Globally and Act Locally", to spark scientific interest in children by providing a connection between classroom studies and real world experiences, and to provide life saving or life altering vocational training and communication resources.
Utilizing non-intrusive and environmentally friendly research methods, RisingTides collects and shares baseline data pertaining to reef ecosystems and selected cultural resources. This data is shared with universities, private organizations, governments, and those of like mind who need a baseline for various studies including the effects of rising sea levels on reefs, islands, and on our planet.
Partnering with dedicated educators and volunteers, we exchange information with students on subjects such as cultural differences, weather, scientific expedition information, geographic locations, and humanitarian work. The goal is to excite students and raise questions for them to investigate further thus enhancing the classroom environment at home and in the islands. We accomplish this by bringing our experiences, scientific processes, cultural learnings, and adventures into the classroom and public gatherings both at home and abroad.
RisingTides takes no political position on the causes of Global Warming. We acknowledge that Global Warming is a reality and look for ways we can help those who are impacted.
RisingTides also partners with other "Like Minded" volunteer and non-profit organizations sharing knowledge, manpower, and resources.