Accept or deny it, the axiom is inevitable that the so-called ‘climate change’ has been seriously affecting humanity in myriad aspects. The domino effects range from melting polar ice caps to drought in heavily-malnourished and conflict-stricken nations, to en masse famines in dozens of underdeveloped, mismanaged polities, to weird-yet-haphazard storms, until rising sea levels which threaten the existence of multitudinous archipelago states.
Whether inspired by what Maldivian government has been attempting to purchase plots of land in India were the sea level to rise to flood the jewel-like islands, the authorities in Kiribati, a nation of approximately 100,000 – whose minutiae number accounts for a mere one percent of Jakarta’s – are considering to move the entire populace to 6000 acres of land in Viti Levu, the main island, also serving the main administrative epicentrum of their neighboring country, Fiji. The seemingly impossible notion is currently being discussed in Fijian parliament, while the government – and the people – are waiting in uncertainty upon the latter’s ultimate decision, which may determine the existence of the 3-decades-old nation.
Expect the new geopolitical shift in the near future: our grandchildren probably won’t be able to find the exact location of all these island states.
Read it in MSNBC.