“The Great Lakes region should heed what’s happening in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, where for the first time a nation could be swallowed by rising sea levels.”
In what may be the first climate-induced migration of modern times, the Republic of Kiribati has begun talks with Fiji about buying 5,000 acres for its residents. Kiribati’s president, Anote Tong, recently told a British newspaper there is “no way out” other than mass migration.
“Our people will have to move, as the tides have reached our homes and villages,” he said.
Kiribati is an island nation of 113,000 people east of Australia and 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii. Many Americans would have trouble finding it on a map, let alone pronouncing its name (kiri-bus).
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