10 Mar '12, 1am

Kiribati Residents Moving to Fiji because of Sea Level Rise

Kiribati Residents Moving to Fiji because of Sea Level Rise

The effects of global warming have been known for a long time. We have been warned. Unfortunately, we have largely ignored the warnings. As a result, we are starting to see the effects around the world. The first effect mentioned on that post linked above is ‘sea level rise’. It’s a big one, and some countries are already being lost to it. For example, Kiribati (an island in the central Pacific Ocean) is now in the process of planning a move of all of its inhabitants to Fiji. The island nation just sits a few feet above sea level, and those few feet are increasingly threatened by global inaction on global warming and climate change. Even before the island is swallowed by the ocean, seawater will (and is beginning to) contaminate fresh groundwater essential to life on the island. Sister site Blue Living Ideas notes the work of photographer Ciril Jazbec, who went to Kiribati...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/03/09/kiribati-residents-must-...

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