Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

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Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

A Pacific Islander is set to go to the High Court in New Zealand in his fight to be recognized as the world’s first climate change refugee.

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

With ocean’s predicted to rise by high 1 meter by the turn of the century, the future of Kiribati, …Read More: Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

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South Pacific: Kiribati Eyes Fiji as Climate Change Sanctuary

Small islands are finding creative ways to navigate the changing seas that some climatologists are predicting over the next decades.

(Low and narrow, Kiribati is at risk from seawater)

The remote and tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati has been making plans to buy up Fijian real estate over the last year, but …Read More: South Pacific: Kiribati Eyes Fiji as Climate Change Sanctuary

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South Pacific: Kiribati Seeks Climate Change Refuge in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Small island nations are now feeling so threatened by the prospect of rising sea levels and super storms from climate change that they are making plans to flee to safer shores.

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/KevGuy4101 Photo)

First, the government of the low-lying Maldives announced that they would be using …Read More: South Pacific: Kiribati Seeks Climate Change Refuge in Fiji

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Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?

Climatologists are predicting a significant – and frightening – rise in sea levels over the next century. What does this mean for the world’s small islands?

(Image of Niue Sourced from The Cayman Institute)

It is a little-known fact that December 24th, 2006, was a momentous day in …Read More: Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?