So Long, Karibati

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

Flag_kiribatiThe Republic of Karibati — an English-speaking country consisting of 33 low-level islands in the North Pacific — population 105,000 —  is considering the possibility of no longer being a country.

International efforts to curb global warming have come too late and, according to the country’s president, they are now considering the possibility of evacuating and abandoning the country altogether.

Most of Kiribati will be uninhabitable by the middle of this century because of weather damage and rising tides, all the by-products of global warming.