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February 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Australia to give $15 million for Tarawa road

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced Australia will provide $15 million to rehabilitate 40 kilometres of main road in South Tarawa, Kiribati, which has been undermined by rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

Speaking from Kiribati, Senator Carr said the works were essential if the nation was to survive the impact of climate change.

“Kiribati is at the front line of climate change,” Senator Carr said.

“Its highest point is now just three metres above sea…

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Added by Stacey King on February 12, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

Vanishing homeland leaves people with nowhere to go

12 Feb 2013 Sydney Morning Herald

On an average day in Kiribati we can look out across our calm and peaceful lagoons and see people fishing and going about their daily business and everything is at it has been for many generations.

But this is deceptive. We now know that we are being subjected to a gradual, creeping and insidious process: climate change. This directly threatens the future of our homeland - our people will be scattered, and the survival of our unique culture,…

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Added by Stacey King on February 12, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

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