Islands of Kiribati May Disappear Under Water & It's Our Fault (VIDEO)

kiribatiHere's a problem most of us will never, ever in our lives face: The nation of Kiribati may soon find itself entirely under water! The small nation looks like paradise right now. It's a series of tiny islands (atolls) in the South Pacific, near Fiji and Papua New Guinea: White sands, warm, crystal waters, palm trees. But it would be hell if your WHOLE COUNTRY became under water. 

Thank climate change for this unhappy situation. Climate change, urg! Why are you so pervasive and nasty? It's causing ocean waters to rise world-wide, and since the atolls of Kiribati are already very close to sea level ... shudder. What are the Kiribati people going to do? 

They're buying themselves some land in Fiji, just in case. The Kiribati government has agreed to pay $9.6 million for land in Fiji where the 103,000 inhabitants can evacuate just in case the worst happens. Actually, some are already fleeing -- some villages have moved because sea water is contaminating their fresh groundwater.

This is so sad! Fiji may seem like practically the same place, but to people who have lived in the same place for generations, it is most definitely not the same, at all. Even the president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, says he probably won't evacute even if everyone else does. 

Meanwhile, President Tong is like a real-life Lorax. He speaks for the islands, but no one will hear him. Tong has been calling on the international community to take action to reduce climate change. It's sobering to think that our actions here could have a dire effect on people living on the other side of the world.

What would you do if you were a Kiribati inhabitant?

 

Image via undp/YouTube

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PonyC... PonyChaser

i'm sorry for these people. I really am. But I find it hard to believe that it's ALL because of MAN MADE climate change. We act like nothing like this ever happened before man came along. No islands were ever created, no islands were submerged, no earthquakes happened, no tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc... EVER happened before evil, horrible man came along. No ice ages. No dinosaurs being wiped out. None of it.


I agree that we need to keep our environment clean, but the US has some of the strictest laws about pollution. How about looking to China and India before saying that it's "our fault"? How about we listen to ALL scientists on this *theory*, instead of saying that it's 'settled science" and turning it into a political issue? Because it's entirely possible that we could wipe humanity completely from the face of the earth and this island would STILL disappear, because of NATURAL climate change - something we can do nothing about.

texas... texasmamma777

LOL!  "Climate Change" is what they used to call "Global Warming" or sometimes "AGW", "Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming", before it was all revealed and proven to be a giant HOAX. (And don't forget how in the '70s these same types were trying to panic the populace with the sure knowlege that the next Ice Age was coming soon -- ROFL!)


Of course, the lies created several new millionaires (Al Gore is one example, although he was wealthy to begin with).


Ms. Velez, not a shred of proof exists either in your piece or in the agenda-driven article from the Associated Press that "climate change" has caused the problems on Kiribati.  This is no one's "fault", notl yours, mine or America's --  which arrogant humans believe we can control the "climate"?  Man cannot control Mother Nature.


Besides, you should be complaining to obama, since he broke this promise that he made in 2008 after his nomination: "generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment . . . when the rise of the oceans began to slow . . . ".


@ The Left, learn to think for yourselves and put down the Kool-Aid pitcher.

nonmember avatar len

texasmomma777, you are a raving lunatic. How much do you get paid per post?

texas... texasmamma777

Howdy, Len! Are you trying to say you can refute my assertions? Or is it an "attack the messenger" deal 'cuz you don't like the message? LOL

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