Climate change, Kiribati goes under water

10.03.2012


Because of climate change, the water leaves the Republic of Kiribati. In the depths of already disappeared 32 coral islands and their inhabitants moved to the largest atoll, where the country's capital Tarawa. But it will soon face the same fate.


Kiribati authorities planned to build artificial islands based on the technology of floating oil platforms. But it turned out that the project is not possible to realize — too high costs. The President of the sinking of the country today issued with another sensational offer — buy territory, about two thousand acres, from the neighbors.

Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati: "In this struggle, we fail. The islands sink into the abyss of the ocean, we do not have other options, how to buy the land from the neighboring states. We are currently in negotiations with the government of Fiji to buy the second-largest island of the archipelago of Vanua Levu. "

The population of Kiribati — more than a hundred thousand people. And while the government of Fiji to the fear declare that such an emergency and mass migration, they are not ready. If kiribatiytsam fail, they may move to Australia or New Zealand, but in the history of their own state they will have to make your point.

 

 


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