China Defends Photo of Diplomat Walking on South Pacific Locals, Accuses Australia of Doing the Same
Outrage over the incident is ill-informed, according to people from Kiribati, where the photo was taken.
As Indigenous Pacific Islanders, climate adaptation plans cannot override our fight for sovereignty and self-determination.
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Planning for "migration with dignity," the former president purchased 6000 acres of land in Fiji for the I-Kiribati to move to and relocated 75 citizens a year to New Zealand.
Weightlifter David Katoatau has won the small Pacific nation of Kiribati some of its only athletic honors. With scientists projecting that his country will soon be underwater, he’s trying to capture the world’s attention about climate change.
The president of low-lying Kiribati has spent nearly a decade trying to save his people from rising sea levels. There’s a good chance he will not succeed. This is how he leads a nation that will likely not exist in 100 years.
If your home sinks, so should your expectations of help.
Ioane Teitiota and his family face deportation from New Zealand after its highest court ruled that the environmental threat of rising sea levels does not constitute grounds for refugee status.
In a joint statement, representatives from six Pacific Island nations say their rights and ability to survive are threatened by the burning of fossil fuels.
Scientists at NASA say the massive Larsen B Ice Shelf could completely disappear by the end of the decade, while British researchers say its even larger neighbor, Larsen C, is melting at an alarming rate.
The rising ocean threatens his native country, the low-lying island nation of Kiribati, so he doesn't want to take his family back.