Kiribati: Words from the Last Generation

Thursday December 4, 2014

Though the process will be gradual, Kiribati can expect to become uninhabitable due to coastal erosion and fresh water contamination as early as 2050. More than 60% of Kiribati’s population is under the age of 30 and young people like Rupee, who make up the vast majority of Kiribati’s population, may be the last generation to live on these islands.

For the Island Nation of Kiribati, the time to act on climate change is now. In as little as 50 years Kiribati may be entirely submerged under water. Hear from the last generation to be raised on these islands as they reflect on their hopes and fears for the fate of their home, their culture, and their survival as a people.

The video is available for free on Vimeo.

A compelling photo-essay is available, also for free, at Mashable.

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