Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival

Posted In Inform, Sea Level Rise
Oct
27


Kiribati. This is an area that has been affected by climate change. People have moved away from their original habitat. When tide is high the sea water very easily overflows the surrounding land making it impossible for people to use this land. The land around this place presents a kind of desolate scenario. Captions and Photo source: ©© UNUBonn

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The 33 islands of Kiribati, a remote and low-lying nation in the Pacific Ocean, are under threat from climate change. But the islanders have not given up hope…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (10-22-2017)

Climate Refugees: Kiribati, Video; CBS (08-21-2017)
Scientists have said that the island nation, along with other low-lying Pacific nations, could be uninhabitable within decades. Sea level is rising 50 percent faster than it was 20 years ago and that is a real cause for alarm, so it is not a future thing we are really seeing that acceleration…

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…

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

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…”

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