Subsidence caused by an earthquake has created a snapshot of what life might be like for many more as sea levels continue to rise

The water laps above her ankles, and flows through her home, sending bottles bobbing gently on the high tide. But Maria Saavedra is unworried, and unmoving.

“I really like it here on the island because it is peaceful,” she says, sitting in the front room of her inundated home on Ubay Island, in the centre of the Philippines archipelago.

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