The prime minister of the world's fourth smallest nation has appealed for help from European leaders to stop it disappearing from the face of the Earth.
Enele Spoaga arrived in Brussels on Monday to call on EU leaders for support ahead of the next UN climate change summit in Paris in December.
The group of islands, home to just 10,000 people, is under direct threat by rising sea levels due to climate change as it is no more than 4m above sea level at its highest level.
He called on Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming down to 1.5C, which scientists say is a safer limit than the current goal of 2C, the Brussels Times reports.
He said: "We need to save Tuvalu to save the world.
"If this island disappears under water, it is not the end of climate change. And I ask you what future do we hold? We need to collaborate as one human face to save human kind.
"We are told that even 2 degrees global warming is too dangerous as it would mean that Tuvalu would disappear under the water. Yes we can move the Tuvalu inhabitants to other peoples' lands but it will not stop climate change."
Tuvalu is one of several island chains in the Pacific which are vulnerable to rising sea levels.
India also contributes a lot to global warming. It is the people who are making earth uninhabitable... not God. How can God help clean up the mess humans make?
cut down carbon emissions, build an ecofriendly environment , plastic free , could delay the inevitable of sinking 4th smallest nation in the world
10,000 people 1 County..... India has billions!!!
global warming will not hurt only this nation but the entire world in the coming times
Kartic () 4 mins ago
To rise 3 metres in the sea it will take at least 10 years; by that time other methods of reducing sea levels may be discovered. Yet, there is no need of hoping against hope and they should emigrate.
4 mins ago
All the countries on the globe need to join hands to protect this country from disappearing
20 mins ago
i think its sign for earths destruction
21 mins ago
Come on Modiji, last chance for you to visit Tuvalu before it disappears.
51 mins ago
When will Pakistan disappear??