Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

Green Prophet

A weightlifter from Kiribati is our favorite Olympian. Most people don’t know where Kiribati is,” Katoatau, 32, told Reuters. Providing potable water for Kiribati’s 100,000+ inhabitants is a more immediate concern than flooding. Kiribati kids are nine times more likely to die in their first year than children in the UK. I beg the countries of the world to see what is happening to Kiribati,” he wrote in his open letter last fall. “In

Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

Green Earth Journey

In what could be the world's first climate-induced migration of modern times, Anote Tong, the Kiribati president, said he was in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of freehold land on which his countrymen could be housed. Some of Kiribati's 32 pancake-flat coral atolls, which straddle the equator over 1,350,000 square miles of ocean, are already disappearing beneath the waves.


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Kiribati Seeks Move To Fiji If Climate Change Makes Nation Inhospitable

Eco Friendly Daily

The nation of Kiribati, located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, is home to approximately 103,000 individuals. In order to ensure the survival of the inhabitants of the nation, Kiribati President Anote Tong has presented a plan to purchase approximately 6,000 acres of land on Fiji. Fiji is located about 1,400 miles from Kiribati. The land is approximately three times the capital of Kiribati, Tarawa, where half the population currently resides.

A Place on the Map, A Little Speck of Land.

Elephant Journal

Kiribati taught me everything I know about welcoming strangers. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Green Featured Today climate change culture home Kiribati land melting ocean levels Paris climate TamanaThey took me in as a giant American toddler, essentially. I knew no language. They had to tell me what to wear and correct me if I made some cultural blu.

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U.S. and Kiribati Pledge Largest Whole Archipelago, Trans-boundary Conservation Partnership


In the final day of the 43 rd Pacific Island Forum, Kiribati President His Excellency Anote Tong welcomed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unprecedented commitment, on behalf of the United States, to ocean conservation in the Pacific Region, deepening its relationship between Kiribati’s Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), a huge area of the Pacific Ocean managed by the United States.

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

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Everybody's had to fight to be free.

Environmental Economics

A Pacific Island man trying to flee rising seas and environmental risks caused by global warming in his home country of Kiribati asked a New Zealand court on Wednesday to let him pursue his claim as a climate change refugee. The low-lying South Pacific island nation has a population of more than 100,000, but its average height of 2 m. 6-1/2 feet) above sea level makes it one of the countries most vulnerable to rising waters and other climate change effects.

Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Before I joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC), we went to the Republic of Kiribati to do just that. The 33 atolls of Kiribati are scattered across an area of Pacific Ocean the size of the United States. Kiribati is a sort of laboratory because the economy is based on two things: fish and coconuts. Some of the islands in Kiribati were getting very crowded. Kiribati fisherman. Coconut palms in Abaiang, Kiribati.

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WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

"Global Collective Action " Needed- From the Front Line of Climate Change


From a speech by the President of Kiribati : In the Pacific, the degree of our fragility and insecurity will increasingly be due to climate change and the implications it poses on various aspects of our lives ranging from food security, health, increasing salinity in our water lens, our resources as well as our very survival and existence.

he Social Dimensions of Climate Change Mini-documentary Award

The Green Changemakers

Submitted by Sarah Carr Third Place: The Dark Side of a Green Fuel , Submitted by Conny Hafner The Short-listed Films for the Young Voices of Climate Change Award Winner: The Rising Tide: Kiribati , Submitted by Casey Beck. [link] AWARD WINNING FILMS We are very delighted to announce the winners of the Awards. These films do an outstanding job of conveying various aspects of the social dimensions of climate change. Congratulations to the winners!

The subliminal subtext of the 2016 Rio Games

Green Prophet

Climate Change – Kiribati weight lifter David Katoatau celebrated his sixth-place finish in the 105kg weightlifting competition with a wildly jubilant dance that broadcast a serious message about the survival of his tiny Pacific island homeland. Kiribati (shown above) is located about 2,400 miles south of Hawaii. The 2016 Rio Olympics are history, but a hindsight review shows a surprising sideshow of contemporary human issues running through the international athletic games.

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Nanopesticides, Glacier Inventory, Brewers for Clean Water & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area — a marine reserve the size of California controlled by the Pacific island nation of Kiribati — will close to all fishing at the end of 2014. Craft brewers, sportsmen and others mobilize in support of a proposed rule clarifying and restoring Clean Water Act safeguards, sponsored by Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA. Photo credit: Steven DePolo /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

This CMM requires vessels of Commission members and cooperating non-members to provide entry/exit/catch reports to the Commission when operating in the Eastern high seas pocket bounded by the Exclusive Economic Zones of the Cook Islands to the west, French Polynesia to the east and Kiribati to the north. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy is leading a project in countries that are part of the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA), which brings together nine Pacific island countries – Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Island, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu – ­to work together to manage 50 percent of the world’s tuna source. Even though I live near the ocean, I am not a fishermen.

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Chart: What Exactly (Cough) Is Beijing (Hack) Breathing? | Mother.

Mother Jones

Neighbor island-nation Kiribati has sent three athletes to its second Olympics. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support. Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. Study. Blue Marble Previous | Next. → Climate Change , Environment , The Climate Desk , Top Stories.

Australian National University sells shares in Coal Seam Gas

Green Blog

Australia as a world leading annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter has ALREADY used up its “fair share” of this terminal GHG pollution budget and is now stealing the entitlement of other countries, including impoverished, climate change-threatened countries such as Somalia, Bangladesh and Kiribati (see “ Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions ”).

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

Eritrea (51.5), Haiti (51.5), Solomon Islands (65.5), Vietnam (65.5), Cape Verde (65.5), Niger (65.5), Ethiopia (65.5), São Tomé and Príncipe (72.1), Afghanistan (80.1), The Gambia (80.1), Bangladesh (80.1), Comoros (103.0), Kiribati (120.2). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Merry Christmas Shearwaters!

10,000 Birds

No, there is a second island named for Christmas, although it is more correctly known today as Kiritimati in the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific. It’s that time of year when a young man’s thoughts turn to tropical seabirds like the Christmas Shearwater … wait, that doesn’t work!

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