168.73°W, Kiribati is one of the largest territories in Micronesia. Kiribati or officially known as the Republic of Kiribati established in 1979 is identified into three groups, the Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands. There are currently 33 islands in Kiribati, 20 which are inhabited over the 313 square mile territory. Kiribati is known for having a plethora amount of coconut plantations as well as fishing grounds and a satellite telemetry system. The people of Kiribati live in
Environmental migrants. A way to recognition. At present the problems connected with ecological and natural disasters and accidents become more and more relevant and actual. A natural disaster can negatively influence all the spheres of human life. The phenomenon of compelled migration is one of the main effects of such a bad impact. The problems connected with deterioration of environment are complicated and differ greatly from the problems we used to solve. When we speak about the solution of
Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati, pleaded to the UN, “While the international community continues to point fingers at each other regarding responsibility for and leadership on the issue, our people continue to experience the impact of climate change and sea level rise.” There is too much talking and thinking going on, but not enough doing. The problem is that we think there is plenty of time to come up with the solution, but the destructive process has been underway for decades.
People from Kiribati to the United States celebrated the arrival of New Year with lots of fanfare. I also watched, as always, most of the celebrations, dominated by colorful lights and fireworks, on television and enjoyed it. Things may or may not change that much and whatever changes might be for the better of worse, I marvel at the human optimism that motivates us to celebrate a new year every year. Only a few years in history have registered revolutionary changes in countries and in the world
The Fourth IPCC Assessment Report shows high confidence that the world is warming. Small island countries, developing countries and Least Developed countries remain most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. For countries like the Marshall Island, with atoll islands situated just a few meters high from sea level, any uncontrolled sea-level rise has the potential to submerge land areas. Furthermore, climate change impacts could include increased tropical cyclone activities and coastal erosion
On June 1st, 1937, Amelia Earhart, took off on what she thought would be a historical flight. She began her journey in Oakland, California. This was her second attempt to become the first pilot in history to circumnavigate the globe. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took flight in a twin engine Lockheed 10E Electra, and successfully flew to their first destination, Miami, Florida, followed by a successful flight to their next destination, South America. Together, they continued on their journey
1. Introduction Global warming has been generally concerned with the whole world. Over the past 100 years, the average temperatures of the Earth experienced 2 fluctuations which are cold-warm and cold-warm. However, the Fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) points out that the average global temperature has increased 0.4 - 0.8°C in the overall trend. Even worse, scientists from the IPCC (2014) forecast the temperature will be higher and higher in the future.
Regaining economic strength should be a geopolitical priority where trade is not a subordinate of national-security but is national security,” Clyde Prestowitz. In his personal statement of 7th October 2010 to mark the 40th anniversary of Fiji’s Independence, US President Barrack Obama, affirmed his support for the Fiji Government by stating, “The people of our nations enjoy a friendship founded on the mutual commitments of our societies to peace, freedom, rule of law and democratic ideals." And