Behind the Lens: Climate Refugees

Posted In Climate Change, Inform

Kiribati, Land swamped by rising sea levels. The soil is now too saline to grow crops. Captions and Photo source: © Oxfam Australia


Kiribati residents’ “carbon footprints” are among the lowest in the world. These are not people who travel by air or drive gas-guzzling vehicles. For many, on this remote island in Kiribati, electricity is a luxury.

They’re not the big carbon polluters but they’re the ones who’ll be among the first to have their lives disrupted by climate change through rising sea levels and extreme weather…

Read Full Article; CBS News (08-18-2017)

A Video: Kiribati Conference: Voices From the South Pacific – Part II (11-19-2010)

Kiribati Family ‘Terrified’ of Going Home; Radio New Zealand News (09-23-2015)

Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati, Slideshow And Video, Guardian UK (06-14-2013)
Reuters photographer David Gray spent time documenting life in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean…

Kiribati President Purchases Resettlement Land as Precaution Against Rising Sea, IPS News (06-09-2014)
Kiribati’s president, Anote Tong, said he bought land in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, so that his 103,000 people will have some high ground to go to when a rising sea makes his nation of 33 low-lying coral atolls unliveable…

Escaping the Waves: a Fijian Village Relocates, a Video (10-03-2015)
“When many understand climate change in concept but not through personal experience, this exhibit carries great weight…”

Fiji becomes first country in the world to ratify Paris agreement; Guardian UK (02-15-2016)


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