A man, carrying his son, returns to his home in the Fakaifou squatter settlement established by migrant outer islanders. They have to wade through floodwaters that regularly encroach the settlement during high tides. This area of is known as the Taisala or the Borrow Pits, where sand and rocks was excavated by the American military during WW2 in order to build a runway. The land was never reinstated leaving a series artificial lagoons that pockmark the district. The tiny Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu is one of the few places in the world already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change and global warming. Due to the rising sea level, erosion, and extreme weather events, the island nation is shrinking and may eventually disappear beneath the Pacific Ocean.