Pacificdocs

Recognising creative talent in the Pacific Island diaspora

Rising Waters in Kiribati December 10, 2009

Filed under: climate change in the Pacific,Film and Video,News — pacificdocs @ 6:09 pm

100,000 people still live on the 32 atolls that make up the south Pacific island nation of Kiribati,but global warming is causing sea levels to rise. The archipelago,which lies halfway between Australia and Hawaii,lies just two meters above sea level and is considered especially endangered.The first two atolls have already been submerged. Kiribati’s president is faced with a dilemma: does he have to evacuate all the country’s residents?

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