2017 Could Be The Last Year To Visit This Paradise Country

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The stunning paradise nation of Kiribati is slowly sinking underwater. The world's apathetic response to the threat of climate change has literally let this island nation down.

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Photo of Kiribati by Trisha Singh

The sea has claimed parts of the island that lay perpetually submerged. Each high tide continues to contaminate the island's limited freshwater resources. Animals struggle to cope with the deep waters, trying to stay afloat in the ocean that has invaded their habitat.

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Photo of 2017 Could Be The Last Year To Visit This Paradise Country by Trisha Singh

Kiribati is the only country in the world that lies in all four hemispheres. But soon the inhabitants will have to move to Fiji. The country has already bought some land for its 100,000 residents. Yes. so while the rest of the world is entangled in the politics of climate change, Kiribati is preparing for the worst. Kiribati is preparing to move to Fiji.

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Photo of 2017 Could Be The Last Year To Visit This Paradise Country by Trisha Singh

But let this pertinent calamity not be in vain. Kiribati is a testimony to the effects of climate change. Visit Kiribati not only for its stunning gorgeousness, but also to face and appreciate the reality of the world that we are festering. The world cannot afford to forget Kiribati, so let's spread the word before it's too late.

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Photo of 2017 Could Be The Last Year To Visit This Paradise Country by Trisha Singh
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Any tips how one can travel there from India ?
Mon 06 13 16, 19:19 · Reply · Report
It's and its both have different usages. Please see Wren n Martin
Thu 06 09 16, 23:46 · Reply (1) · Report
Maybe u should focus less on the grammer and more on the message.
Tue 06 14 16, 11:22 · Report
Hi Shaily, thanks for reading. The globe is indeed divided into 4 hemispheres. Unlike quadrants - hemispheres actually encompass halves of a sphere - Western/Eastern and Northern/Southern. Kiribati happens to lie on all four spatial halves of the planet, which is quite amazing, don't you think? :) Hope that alleviates your mathematical quandary hehe
Wed 01 20 16, 23:08 · Reply · Report
Trisha, just one question, what kind of math does it take to make 4 hemispheres out of 1 sphere??
Fri 12 18 15, 17:38 · Reply (4) · Report
Lets focus more on the social cause and the dire consequences of the nation and its people and less on such trivial things....
Tue 06 14 16, 23:07 · Report
Kejriwal spotted! Shaili please read such nicely written informative articles with an open mind and try not to criticize it without having enough knowledge.... Please understand the article required atleast some time, effort and desire to be write.
Tue 06 14 16, 23:06 · Report
In any type of math, you can get infinite hemispheres out of 1 sphere ; problem with maths is it is not governed by geographic jargon :) . The author would have considered the eastern and western hemispheres too.
Tue 06 14 16, 00:45 · Report
@Shaily even I was confused by that phrase. What Trisha is trying to say is that Kiribati is on the border of northern-southern hemisphere and also western-eastern hemisphere. (Eastern-Western hemisphere is decided based on the GMT).
Thu 12 31 15, 01:03 · Report