25 May 2018

Anote Tong on saving his sinking island nation

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 25 May 2018

Former president of Kiribati Anote Tong talks to Kathryn Ryan about his continued fight to save his low-lying island nation from disappearing into the Pacific ocean before the end of this century. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Tong is visiting new Zealand with a film called Anote's Ark, showing at the Documentary Edge festival. The film beautifully portrays his country's terrible predicament: being swamped by the sea and becoming uninhabitable. Anote Tong's narration explains how, if technology and resources to fight climate change aren't made available, islanders may be forced to relocate, effectively becoming "climate refugees". He is determined if they do this they should do it with dignity.

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