Thursday, June 13, 2013
Kiribati, Gone in 60 years
Photographer David Gray documented life in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, a chain of 33 islands that stand just a few feet 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 unihabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. Yet, while climate change poses a serious longer-term threat, many people now recognize that unchecked population growth is a more immediate problem, particularly for those crowded onto Kiribati's main island of South Tarawa.
See Gray's fabulous slideshow by clicking on the image below:
Reference: Reuters website