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A vehicle parked near a graveyard. Many cemeteries built beside the sea have suffered from flooding and are slowly being destroyed by the rising seas. The Marshall Islands comprises of two chains of coral atolls, together with more than 1,000 islets. It is on average just two metres above sea level. The country faces an existential threat from rising sea levels with some predictions claiming that the islands will be swamped by the end of the 21st century.