Tagged: Kiribati

Climate change felt in the Pacific now, not in 100 years - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 15, 2016

Anote Tong wants to build a sea wall around a church. It’s the only thing remaining in a Kiribatian village: the rest has been washed away by the rising sea. “There is a village where the people are all gone, because there is no village.” The President of the Republic of Kiribati says the church needs a sea wall to … Read More

Kiribatian households mull climate migration - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 04, 2015

Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield The Paris climate summit has come too late for Ioane Teitiota from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, who made history when his case for asylum in New Zealand was rejected in September. His claim for protection was based on the effects of climate change. Kiribati president Anote Tong has argued … Read More

Morgan Godfery: No climate refugees please, we’re New Zealanders - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 14, 2014

Ioana Teitiota, the Kiribati man seeking climate refugee status in order to avoid being deported from New Zealand, has had his case rejected by the Court of Appeal. He and his family will now have to return to the low-lying islands and deal with the worsening impacts of sea level rise. In a powerful Comment […] … Read More

The Climate Show #25: Box on ice (a polar special) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 23, 2012

As the northern hemisphere starts to warm (rather rapidly in the USA), climate watchers’ thoughts turn to melting ice, and to tell us what happened last year and what might be in store this summer, Glenn and Gareth welcome back Greenland expert Jason Box from the Byrd Polar research Centre at Ohio State University. It’s [...] … Read More

Clutching at straws - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 16, 2010

I’d like to return briefly to the fate of Kiribati as sea levels rise, following up my recent post on the conference of the Climate Vulnerable Forum held there last week.  The post made its way through Sciblogs to the  NZ Herald website where a number of people offered comments. The vigour of denial is [...] … Read More

Island life - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 11, 2010

The small Pacific Island states are doing their best to keep the developed world aware of what is happening to them and other vulnerable states under the impacts of climate change. Kiribati this week hosted the second session of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a forum initiated by the Republic of the Maldives in 2009 to [...] … Read More