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Kiribati and Climate Change

You might not be feeling the effects of climate change, but Kiribati, a small country in the Pacific, is actually drowning because of rising sea levels. Check out how the government there is trying to run a country that might not exist in a few years.

Source: www.youtube.com

The impacts of climate change might feel far off or something that will affect other places…not so for the citizens of Kiribati.  This video is the 1 minute version of the political/environmental situation, and this is the 15 minute version.  

 

Tags: Kiribati, Oceania, environment, resources, watercoastal, environment depend, climate change, political ecology.

Kiribati and Climate Change

Via Scoop.itGeography Education
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the population to Fiji.  

How urgent is the issue of climate change?  That question is not only geographic in content, but the response might also be somewhat contingent on geography as well.  If your country literally has no higher ground to retreat to, the thought of even minimal sea level change would be totally devastating.
Via www.mercurynews.com

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