Contact Us

Kiribati Considers Moving Their Entire Population To Fiji Over Fears Of Rising Ocean Levels

While the ocean levels have not risen significantly (or even measurably at all), the population of Kiribati is considering ‘picking up and movin’.

They have stated that it’s not as much about the rising water level, but the tainting of their ground water systems and the increased frequency of severe storms. But they have also added that ‘climate change’ (global warming) will cause them to lose the island eventually anyway.

We would hope not to put everyone on one piece of land, but if it became absolutely necessary, yes, we could do it,” Tong said. “It wouldn’t be for me, personally, but would apply more to a younger generation. For them, moving won’t be a matter of choice. It’s basically going to be a matter of survival.”

Some villages have already moved off of the island and expects it to be more of an issue for the younger generation than the established village and families today.

Here is a map showing the location of the tiny island.

worldatlas

More From Voice Of Amarillo

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!