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Paradise is where you can chill, clear your mind, and get energized! That’s what our next country is all about, being a piece of heaven, that….is…..Drowning!
We all heard about climate change and its effects, but did you know that it’s already causing the disappearance of a 120,000 people’s home?
Today’s post would be a little different, but more educational! Let’s get to know the Island country of Kiribati!
Geography information of Kiribati
Kiribati is made up of 32 atolls and one solitary island called Banaba, extending into the northern and southern hemispheres as well as eastern and western hemispheres, making Kiribati, the only country that is situated within all four hemispheres (If we ignore France’s territories).
Kiribati, The first place the sun rises!
Kiribati’s eastern islands are the first places on earth that the day starts, making them ahead of Japan and New Zealand.
Recent history of Kiribati
Kiribati’s independence from the United Kingdom
In recent history, Kiribati was colonized by the UK and finally declared as an independent state on July 12, 1979. Even though they took the control themselves, it was still hard to do it without help, so the Brits were like, “Sure!”
Kiribati’s disappearing Islands
The Sea level in Kiribati
Kiribati’s islands are only 1-3 meters above the sea level, putting them in extreme danger of disappearing. 3 Islands are already drowned and the rest are too close too!
Locals’ problems with the sea level in Kiribati
Locals are rapidly losing their homes are the waves are destroying walls and one of the only roads they have which connects some of the islands.
The solution to Kiribati’s sea level issue
There’s no absolute solution to go like, “I found it!”. there are some actions everyone has to take to rescue these people’s lives.
Building walls in Kiribati’s Islands
What some people are already doing is building up walls around their houses to prevent possible water damages. It rather seems to be a temporary solution.
Sending people Abroad from Kiribati
The government is trying to send people to countries like Australia and New Zealand to work and get used to the new situation. It’s not easy to leave such beautiful beaches, but it seems to be working so far and they’re planning to send even more people out.
Buying new islands for Kiribati
Because of the drowning islands, the government needs to buy new islands to relocate its population but it costs a lot of money which they’re short of!
How can we help Kiribati?
The general answer would be considering doing actions to slow down the climate change and global warming issues but that’s not the case for Kiribati, as it’s too late for them and after 2010, they’re seeing its impacts on their daily life. They need immediate help!
Tourism in Kiribati
Kiribati is not short in making you an unforgettable sunny paradise vacation. the beaches have white sand and the ocean shows every shade of blue you could imagine. If you travel there, you are having fun, knowing that your money is being spent to help other human beings.
what to do in Kiribati
Beach in Kiribati
as mentioned above, on any Kiribati’s island, you are just a few meters away to see something like the picture below!
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Kiribati
Don’t forget to visit the country’s biggest church, located in Koinawa with a population of 300 people!
Go birdwatching in Kiribati’s Christmas Island
Each year, a lot of beautiful birds migrate to the Christmas Island in Kiribati. It would be so peaceful to look at those cute creatures!
Do you have any opinions or recommendations? Share them with us in the comments below.
16 thoughts on “Kiribati, The drowning Paradise explained briefly”
Wow it’s beautiful and strange… I’ve heard of Christmas Island and the crabs that migrate there. But I never knew where it was!
Whata coinsidence! Glad you found the missing piece!
Thank you for your comments! It’s always a pleasure to read them!
Thanks for the post! I read some of your posts over and over!
Thank you very much for this post! I love reading the travel posts in your blog!
The pronunciation of Kiribati is Kiri-bass and it used to be called Gilbert Island and the main island (Tarawa) was the location a great battle during WW2, and the remains of American landing craft can still be seen (well it could when I was there ins the 1980’s).
You might find this link interesting, which I posted in 2015 https://silverfox175.com/2015/12/ about Tarawa.
Thanks for the memory jogger :- o)
Thank you very much for the info.
I appreciate it.
So sad to see what is being lost.
exactly. It’s sad!
This is heartbreaking. It’s the United States who’s responsible for most of the greenhouse gas emissions, and yet a poor island chain in the South Pacific has to bear the brunt of our destruction of the planet. It’s enough to make you disgusted with the US.
Right, but who makes a country what it is? those who live in it! The country names are nothing but a word to represent a group of people who decided to live there and put up borders!
The US is not #1 https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/092915/5-countries-produce-most-carbon-dioxide-co2.asp
Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know it.
Ah, China’s surpassed the US in CO2 emissions. Not surprising.
I just love this post!
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LET’S SPREAD THE WORD!
Thank you very much. That would help them for sure!