A group of Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that Australia, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture. Livia Albeck-Ripka of The New York Times reports.

Every weekend, Yessie Mosby visits the sandy, washed-out graves of his ancestors to gather their scattered bones. Their shallow burial place, just yards from the shore of Masig Island, north of mainland Australia, has been eroded by rising seas.

"Other parents around the world go to the beach with their kids and pick up shells," Mosby, 37, a craftsman and father

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