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Kiribati - Gone in 60 Years - 13 June 2013 - Sort by:
Kiribati - Gone in 60 Years - 13 June 2013
Reuters photographer David Gray spent time documenting life in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati's President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. Nevertheless, while climate change poses a serious longer-term threat, many people now recognise that breakneck population growth is a more immediate problem, particularly...
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TARAWA, Kiribati
North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati May 23, 2013. Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. Picture taken May 23, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (KIRIBATI - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS SOCIETY)

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