Climate Refugee From Kiribati Faces Legal Challenge In New Zealand

Standing where homes were washed away by the sea, Kiribati. Captions and Photo source: © Oxfam Australia


A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he’s a refugee, suffering not from persecution, but from climate change.

New Zealand’s Immigration authorities have twice rejected his argument that rising sea levels make it too dangerous for him and his family to return to Kiribati…

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Rising Seas Not the Only Culprit Behind Kiribati’s Woes

Voices From the South Pacific, Video (uploaded 11-19-2010)
UNDP produced a film about the reality of climate change in the Pacific island of Kiribati. The film clearly shows how people’s lives are being affected right now by rising sea waters…