Climate change: The islands that are being slowly swallowed by rising sea levels

Solomon islanders are losing their homes to the Pacific Ocean and are being forced to move to higher group

In Lilisiana village a road has eroded into the sea and a graveyard is covered by white sand. Photo: Acs Photography© Getty Images/iStockphoto

Nicola Smith and Charley

At first sight, Lilisiana is a picture of natural tranquillity: a small cluster of wooden thatched homes perched on stilts above the gently lapping turquoise waters along the Solomon Islands’ coastline.