Tuesday, July 21, 2015

First Climate Change Refugee

Ioane Teitiota

(New Zealand)
A man from a tiny Pacific island who asked a court in New Zealand to recognise him as the world's first climate change refugee had his appeal rejected and faces deportation.

Ioane Teitiota, 38, said his home in Kiribati, the world’s lowest lying nation, was unsafe due to rising sea levels.

The Supreme Court acknowledged that Kiribati faced challenges but said Mr Teitiota was not at risk of persecution or serious harm and his nation was taking steps to protect its citizens from the environmental threat.
Reportedly, Kiribati will be inundated by water within 30 years.

1 comment:

Charlie Nestor said...

My advice to Mr. Teitiota - buy a boat ...


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