Vanuatu & the Village of Yakel

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Tanna Volcano

Asha Forsyth joins the expedition and comes to see Tanna volcano.  Some climate researchers believe that tectonic activity will increase with climate change as glaciers melt and the water balance between earth and atmosphere changes.

Asha has joined the expedition from Beijing and as a fluent mandarin speaker has been discussing the Chinese construction of flood proof roads on Tanna with the Chinese construction workers.

Yakel Villagers

Yakel Village

The crew visit the village of Yakel on the volcanic island of Tanna in Vanuatu. 
Here Tawateh showed them special buildings made of traditional organic materials that can withstand CAT 5 cyclones.  The village took shelter in these when Cyclone Pam hit.

Yakel is a Kustom village where residents choose not to adopt western clothes, food or consumer goods. 

Form left to right jonson. Tom. Salina. Tawahteh and linkaikowya accept and invitation to come sailing!

Form left to right jonson. Tom. Salina. Tawahteh and linkaikowya accept and invitation to come sailing!

Yakel organic cyclone hut

Yakel organic cyclone hut

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