It’s low tide on Tarawa the main atoll of the island nation of kira bas Ta Tata and his three sons have just a few hours before the water returns There are no stones on the beach anymore and that’s why we have to go far out We need to get coral because the sea is flooding our house The home of tear tartar and his family of 12 is under threat 10 years ago, they started building a wall made of coral When the water comes all the way up to here and there’s a strong wind that’s when it’s worst And the water bashes against our wall and sprays over our whole house. We have to build a higher wall So the water doesn’t flood our home In the past our wall kept breaking because it was only this high now it’s higher and more stable It protects us from the sea many walls collapse at high tide, but we’re lucky our walls still standing In just 30 years tear tates wall could cease to offer any protection from the sea The island state of carry bass is one of the lowest lying countries on earth the narrow Unprotected atolls in the South Pacific are on average only 2 metres above sea level the nation consists of 33 such attles spread out between Hawaii and Australia more than half its hundred thousand residents live on the Tarawa Atoll, but for how much longer Climate change is threatening the people of Kiribati Sea levels are rising storm surges and severe tropical storms are flooding the sparsely populated country with increasing frequency For the locals, it’s a question of survival Climate change has national priority for the government of Kira bas Joy, eating has been the official climate commissioner since 2010. He’s alarmed by the changes caused by climate change It is warned that you know the community has to live in these conditions, you know, um, I would imagine you know, there would be a lot of uh sanitation problems a lot of contamination of the drinkable water Right now we don’t really Have a king tide, you know, you know rising sea, you know They will let the during this period but imagine when it does come, you know And and that little seawall there is fully, you know submerged by by by water One day the people of Kiribati will have to leave their country the government has already purchased land on Fiji to provide them with refuge Everyday to Tower and his three brothers have to carry their fishing boat into the sea. It’s hard work As you can see this area’s flooded all this from here to all the way back there used to be beach Now the beach is gone and the rocks are washed up. That’s why we have to move our boat everyday. Otherwise, it would get smashed The family defies the rising sea levels with a coral wall that resembles a fortress But with that the water is rising and rising Eventually the land over there will disappear, but we’ll stay and float like an island in the water Tower and his family have become a symbol of Kira bosses’ fight for survival His mother my entire and her granddaughter Anna often reminisce about the times before they were affected by climate change Twenty years ago the sea was far away we were safe back then even at high tide the water only reached this far We used to have a lot of trees. Our land was much greener. We had no idea we’d have to live like this one day The access road has been flooded for years the family can only leave their property by boat But so what when I was little life here was really good there were lots of trees under which we played hide-and-seek I’ve heard that other countries are causing climate change, but I don’t hate those people It that way I see it differently the Western countries are doing many things to cause climate change they’re to blame All I can do is ask them to stop The sea is increasingly devouring unprotected tracts of land in the middle of the South Pacific This isn’t a safe place for the future When we have a high tide and a big storm the water smashes into the seawall and sprays over the top During storm surges which occur once a month these days the people of Kiribati defenseless against the forces of nature I’m scared that the water will continue to rise. Maybe we’ll have to leave here one day and live elsewhere if climate change gets worse a Mangrove forest in the south of Tarawa There knots of thin strong roots make these tropical trees the perfect protection against soil erosion With a group of young people climate activists varsity team Amari wants to plant mangroves on the beach at amble during low tide Will plant 15 rows You have to plant the mangroves are hands width apart The city has been organizing a growing number of such volunteer planting events Okay, these are the seats from the mangroves and we picked them up and then these are the ones that we used to plant them And then they grow again we take three in case cuz when we replant them the waves will come and maybe two will be flooded away at least one will stay and be and will live so that’s why we Take three all the time The people of Tarawa have already planted more than 50,000 mangroves on the beaches of the at all The young people here have grown up with climate change they’re scared Period important I Just don’t want to see Milan get round everything. Yes in my village way I live goes after The future prospects for Curie basses young people are dire, but none of them want to leave their home I’m so proud of you killing us Even though what we faced with it still proud of a country. This is where we belong It’s our culture our identities. That’s why I think this is where our hearts belong The hope is that these Mangroves on Ambo Beach will grow into a forest like the one that helps defy storm surges in the south of Tarawa Protecting the coastline has become a national priority for the people of Kiribati But there’s no coherent plan and the government lacks the funds for long-term infrastructure measures Those who can afford concrete have built a wall at their own expense That’s what it in when we has done a young entrepreneur from the village of table Oreo. I Think climate change will only get worse in the future One day Curie bars will drown when other people think differently, but I’m scared by what’s happening. We have to protect ourselves That’s why we’re building the seawall this high The sea is calm today, but it’s only a matter of time before the next storm surge arrives Terawatt is home to around 60,000 people more than half the country’s entire population Livable land is becoming increasingly sparse says climate activists of a city Compared to ten years ago it not just like bliss people stayed in their homelands, but nowadays people migrate from there for a better future They give me a poor education for where for everything, and now it ended up like this and one live closely to each other In addition to climate change overpopulation is one of the biggest problems on Tarawa This is easily passed from one person to another and especially with the future of the kids The governments have a limits resource It can’t employ each and every one of them on average a family here has five to six children Almost every square meter of land on Tarawa has now been built on the main thing That is strengthening us is the sea level rise. We have land erosion The sea is taking most of the lands and people here try whatever they have to build sea walls But it doesn’t help when the water comes. No one can stop the water. It just comes and then take away all the lands again In 2014 the effects of global warming on kiri bus attracted international attention Yo, annotate iota made a bid to become the world’s first climate change refugee when he applied for asylum in New Zealand The government of New Zealand didn’t recognise climate change as grounds for asylum They didn’t think that the people of kerry bus were threatened by nature and forced to flee as a result Yawara and his family were deported from New Zealand a year later Even though the situation in their home country has been getting progressively worse. It was a shock for the family What scares me is that our land is low-lying we’re surrounded by the sea And it’s being washed away around us Yoanna and his family have moved in with his sister, but they don’t see a future for themselves on Kiera bas My biggest worry is my children. I want them to be safe. We don’t want to wait until the end Many people criticize me for trying to be a climate change refugee saying I’m talking my country down But I want to leave again. It doesn’t matter where we live our culture will survive with us Kirra buses first inhabitants settled here around three thousand years ago. The majority came from Southeast Asia and Polynesia The locals are a proud people who are attached to their traditions a By an atoll around 50 kilometers to the north of Tarawa is a different world, it’s only sparsely populated The village of tübingen Akko has become a symbol of the impending dangers of climate change Over the past 20 years rising sea levels have destroyed kebab Jon’s home Long time ago this is that land before and they used to have money a big house for like gathering people parties occasions and all the people before they live here and now they all move to tada the mainland Topanga narco is still home to 70 families. It was the second largest village on a by, yang Rising salinity from daily flooding has made the soil infertile Before I don’t care about climate change when I hate about climate chat at all It’s nothing and now I see the difference You know the impact and it’s like worrying me and I know I’m thinking maybe I’m gonna move migrate to another Australia or New Zealand another country because the sea rising they’re always increasing I Have two kids and then when I look for the kid then maybe I should move But Cabo wants to stay. It’s not a question of courage. He just feels connected to his home We are from Kiev s we are proud to be the best we want to die here We don’t want to go to overseas. We want to stay here When we move our culture we would be disappear There are lots of people on a buying who don’t have work Cabarrus here on behalf of the government his job is to show people how to make palm sugar Hambo gonna be I know there was an Ogre boa is looking for a worker named Turk. Amber Palm sugar is obtained from the SAP known locally as 2 D of the palm blossom Tech amber has to climb to the top of a 20 meter coconut palm to collect it I’m do you mean up tech amber has three bottles of Tori’s so far? That’s enough for now Cibola learned how to make palm sugar in Thailand the government of kiri bas financed his training The Kirov US government also paid for the equipment here. This is a idea first one Accord them Up until now locals have only used the fresh palm syrup for drinks No, we’re going to apply the fresh water a fresh story so Connor we want to eat we operate those, you know the water in the in uh, In the in the doggy so that we can crystallize the doggy Become suka, you know the soft parts The island of ABBA, yang is the perfect place for producing palm sugar there are thousands of coconut palms across the 37 kilometers You know cobra-cabra cutting as a source of income so our con men try to find ways which can help people like to win more money and this is one of the One of the income no income for the farmers It takes seven liters of SAP to produce one kilogram of palm sugar This is how you have to do it when you’ve reached this point, the fire mustn’t be too hot You have to stir it the whole time Watch how I do it You have to push the tody up the side until it becomes hard and powdery The palm sugar from a by yang is set to be sold for five euros per kilo We’ll continue with this work we can earn money that way and we can use that money to feed our families or He could be one this one is really quickly The government has plans to export the palm sugar from a bi hang around the world cub Our secured important contacts at the World’s Fair in Milan in 2015 This is the sugar from your palm sap, this is what it looks like You want to try it What do you think of the new sugar it’s not bad, right? Do you like it it tastes like candy this sugar is really different much more delicious Traditional caravans recipes are increasingly fading from memory women’s rights activists and nutritionists Tonga fitty cross wants to fight that trend to Teach them how to eat food and how to prepare food with this they never do it before and to using the leaves in the Hips that they am their own country and they never use it because they don’t know it that they eat a bowl You can use these palm leaves in many different ways not just to swat flies We’ll wrap them around the fish Rip the leaves into two when you cook these leaves a liquid comes out that’s very good for the stomach any guy Gonna fold the leaves like this and wrap the fish company nylon Fish has been prepared like this on kiri bass for generations He usually eats right food before but they went they imported food comes and that’s where things has gone wrong because in Garages that the hospital is full of people to sick people and we try to cut down there the people too sick you know and receive the rightful so cut on tiem lack of vitamin Cynthia and their food and not The acanti they can’t prevent any any disease You can eat every part of the squash the flower the stem the skin the seeds when you cut the squash Make sure you don’t cut the slices too thickly Why do we want a lot of hugs in our soup? All these herbs have medicinal properties Your bodies take in these herbs and you get healthier, yeah, yeah, you’re gonna okay not even oh boy You’re not just making a meal. You are also making medicine dropper toy America Dharma pingatore America tour today at Two-thirds of kirov asses population consumes a staple diet of fish and imported rice a diet increasingly supplemented with high sugar foods Leading to rising rates of obesity and diabetes Soon-im got a body. I thank Tonga Fiji for this cooking class. I know more about cooking now I have a young daughter at home I’ll cook with a lot of herbs and vegetables now so that she grows up healthy Up until now, we’ve only used these herbs for our customs. We didn’t know you could cook them You can find everything she’s showing us in the jungle. It’s grandma one dependend afternoon everyone like their net out Nutritionist Tonga feet across his mission is far from over. She wants to share her knowledge in every village on a by, yang Traditional community centers on kiri bars are called man Yaiba the structures provide shade and protection Against strong winds and rain a Vienna is home to one of the largest manga bars in the region the environmental protection organization Kiri kan has invited representatives from several villages together. They’re seeking ways to ensure potable water supplies So it is so important that we know that water is fresh water is clean And what is good for everyone so that we can all live long as a PK best people? Climate activists of our city is also working to combat the salinization of drinking water Dorian never but it burns Sometimes see water flows into my well and floods it all the dirt gets in we have no water to drink Our groundwater used to be fresh and clean we could drink it today it’s salty and unpalatable to Wells near the sea are flooded quite Regularly and become spoiled by the salt if we were to wash with that water you’d feel like washing and sea water The salinity of water supplies isn’t the only problem supplying clean drinking water is another challenge village representatives present their solutions We opted for this solar pump to make it work. We need equipment such as pipes to pump the well water to the houses We’ll get the one about we thought about what would be the best solution for everyone that’s why we chose a desalination plant We need a hand pump to supply ourselves with water You’ve suggested a number of ideas. It’s important that the solution is cheap and will work for a long time We’re going to lay out all of your criteria on the floor here Which solution will win? The village delegates are asked to vote That’s an important part of the process says key Ricans Australian development aid worker Robert Kane We know this process isn’t gonna lead us to a project It’s really just getting people to think about The kinds of things the questions they should be asking when confronted with a new project all donors bringing a community There’s not much export that comes out of view of us so there’s no foreign income coming in which is difficult because Often you need the materials or the money and I think you someone need to break the dependency cycle Polynesia alofa founded the environmental protection organization kiri can Her goal is to support the people in kiri bus in their battle against climate change In Carabas most of the time the priority need for our people is water and that’s why we got water into these communities The water is the priority we brought water tanks to collect or to harvest the rain Over the next few months every extended family will be supplied with their own water tank and solar panels to generate electricity part of a program funded by international aid People will be forced to live if we do not step in right now today to help them to adapt to stay That’s what adaptation is all about for people to remain in their own homes in their own continued with their life and their culture I Wouldn’t imagine my people living to another country. That is not this Because we have a very deep connection with our land but moving away to somewhere where you do not belong to you You will always become a second class person in your heart. You know that you don’t belong there We’re back on the main at all of Tarawa The Marine training center is a window of opportunity to a better life for many young Kira bars Up to 150 students trained here every year to become seafarers ship mechanics and cooks The drill at the training center strict as is the morning roll call 96 1197 24 not talking during the breakfast mess up so attached so what now I eat 45 F 39 long thickeners, but now the punishment here in the MTC desist scale So if a train is found today fingernails long fingernails Not wearing the younger chief told uniform I said for improper shame. That’s to be punished. The change has to be punished for now The trainees have to rehearse a docking maneuver on the deck of a training ship today among them is 25 year old Tamara And the wrist and stream right so less than two plus one Seafarers from Puri Bass are in demand particularly on German vessels six shipping companies from Hamburg have offices on Tarawa supervised by Andrew Hines N’ he holds the locals in high esteem and finds jobs for them on ships from all around the world Firstly the people who grow up on these islands have a strong connection to water They’ve been fishing and spending time on the water since childhood. They’re strong in my experience It takes just one Kira bus to do a job that needs two Filipinos These 15 months are a process. They have to be on time be clean and well-dressed because they’ll be confronted with a completely different world The trainees have to work hard for their dream all week long the demands are great Tamara only sees his wife and one-year-old daughter at the weekends He currently shares a dorm room with 19 other sailors Your this is my bed and that’s my mattress made of palm leaves I Roll out the mattress every night. This is what it looks like. Yeah This is how I sleep Nagging them t0 I chose to train as a merchant marine because it gives me the chance to provide for my family It’s my dream to continue my training after I finish this program The training center has a good reputation on kiri bus, but even this modern complex faces increasing bouts of flooding As you can see the entrance to the basin has become blocked by sonic rocky reefs and he’s Built up here overnight because a small section of the seawall has broken Option it the water was a bit higher than usual and lacking or insufficient maintenance cost it to break That’s a good food. I see Varga Voronezh the current deposited the sand here one had to hear off guitar People mess about with everything just like they do in Europe driving along this causeway You can see that the water exchange is restricted to just a small aperture all the water from the lagoon has to squeeze through Human interference with nature with disastrous consequences not least because it’s changed ocean currents The causeway is a costly never-ending construction site The primary school in bond Ricky every morning begins with a prayer more than 90% of kiri buses population is Christian School is compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 14 Right now these are the three forces caused by global warming So, what does the future hold for Curie buses children it’s a subject addressed in primary schools We want to alert the children to what’s going on here and how they can deal with the problem most of the children are scared of climate change The children’s fears differ from those of their teacher but They’re all very concrete She’s scared of the future, too We can emigrate to another country or confront the problem and live with it I always tell my students that we have to find ways of preventing soil erosion We have to build sea walls and plant mangroves we mustn’t cut down our trees anymore The children have drawn pictures to illustrate what they think will happen as a result of global warming Our beaches will be washed away. This boy says we’re using too much fuel In this girl’s picture the land is submerged Everyone she says is swimming in the water because the ocean is washed away the land if sea levels continue to rise She says we’ll all die These children are growing up with a palpable fear of the future This girl tells us her home was flooded just last week It happened while she was sleeping her mother woke her up and carried her out of the house This girl says she’s very scared about climate change she believes many people are responsible for it But as a child, there’s nothing she can do about it The village of baan, Ricci has become increasingly susceptible to flooding after heavy rainfall often the high water lasts for days Trainee Seafarer Tamara and his wife better our have bought a small house here We’re going to live here in the future I’m currently living with my wife and my daughter with my parents, but we’ll move in soon Once I’ve completed my training at the Marine Center, and I’m earning money by working on a ship I want to start raising my children here I Want to have a garden here, but I have to plow the soil first I want to build a fence and plant sweet potatoes and tapioca Maybe letters too As a crew member on a large container ship tomorrow we’ll be able to earn up to 700 US dollars a month That will place him in kiri boss’s middle class I’m very excited to be moving here. I’m so proud of him when he gets a job and starts earning money We’ll be able to build something and have a bigger family if he didn’t have a job We’d have a lot of problems. We wouldn’t be able to lead this life. I’m very happy When night falls on Tarawa the fishermen sometimes recall a centuries-old fishing method Tear later and Matteo light a three-meter torch made of palm leaves on the beach at Tomiko The warm light of the fire lures small tasty reef fish into the shallow water It’s not like it used to be when there were fewer people here Population growth has fueled an increase in fishing because of rising demand Many fishermen now use neon lights to attract fish It’s rare that I writer and LaToya catch any fish with their traditional fishing method these days The one dog I’ve only caught her tomorrow It’s hard to catch fish these days I feel the current has changed Tiger Antigone that in that day giving Mike my butt itchy The fishermen wonder whether climate change is to blame for that too The fisheries ministry are Cuba’s Marine biologist our ante Takeo has been investigating the health of the coral reefs around Tarawa and the surrounding atolls for more than ten years Using measuring tapes he and his team regularly monitor coral growth and health What we’re seeing is the more popular corals now are the ones that are detecting and more resilient to change Into increasing temperature, they’re surviving more in the hot temperatures. They’re spreading over which is okay in a sense that the corals aren’t dying They’re spreading there are lots of them But it’s only it’s like survival of the fittest The polyps that make up the stony corals are among the winners of climate change They seem to be particularly happy in the waters around kiri bass Because they’re so resilient all that change That’s why they’re in really improving their Coral Cove is massive, even they could mean survivor you know storms and stuff like that a Hope for kiri bass but only healthy coral reefs can grow with the rising sea levels Their natural breakwaters and provide important protection for the islands during major storm surges Here in South that all wears in urban area there’s a lot of factors affecting coral reefs construction infrastructure The main thing is it is rubbish since there’s a very high population here in South tunnel which causes rubbish Yeah waste done to the coral reefs that’s putting heavy pressure on As a result there are signs of degradation among weaker coral species in many reefs around Tarawa The population is set to double on Tarawa over the next 20 years climate coordinator Troy heating and the government of kiri bas face a huge challenge Unless we find a solution now to address this problem, you know If we were to top up the land here sand and you know kind of reclaim it, you know, that may be an option The government is even considered moving its people onto artificial floating islands futuristic visions and exorbitantly expensive designs by international architects Requires a period of Constant development and it’s very hard to do with the lack of resources that we have science tells us the other timeline Something that we very hard to accept right now it may be that in just 50 years Kiri Bass will no longer exist. It could be the first country to be wiped off the map by climate change They’re still very small window of hope I guess. Yeah pride is is is something that will keep you going Maybe the end not yet. 4k diversity is life. I Still will be a curious You

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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    beautiful people, I would like to welcome you here in the Phils if the need arises, you might need to write our President DU30 though

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  • August 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Yeah teach them the lies of man made global warming…yeah. Its nature not man the cause….

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    Thank you for bringing the issues to light.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    Wether people deny climate change or not means little. The fact is these people need help from rich countries. Now.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 11:53 am
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    I would probably start selling house boats

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    You could easly "save" the island. The answer is technology and engineering. Of course, the question is probably the money..

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  • August 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    It's inevitable unfortunately. The ocean is far to powerful. It'll either slowly erode what's left or drag what's loose out to sea. Eventually the tides will surpass and over flow. Nature is a very powerful force and can be very unforgiving, especially the ocean… I feel bad for these people.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    How dare they build a wall 😱… racists!

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:42 am
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    So it`s got nothing to do with natural erosion then, like all coasts around the world.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    actually you can use simple protectors such as cubical concretes (50cm x 50cm x 50 cm) make hundreds and spead along coastal line… we did that on West Papua and significantly help protect our seashore…

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    My prayers from Kenya ..May you overcome this impending faint future

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    With all those training scientists, I'm surprised nobody produced any figures on how much exactly the ocean has risen around their island. The global oceans are rising locally and that deserves an explanation.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    Prayers and hopes from the Philippines ❤️

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    How if they can design their country like venice?

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    If Dubai can make an artificial islands, they should use same technique and expand there island and make it higher. Just an idea that might just work 🙂

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    Stop digging up the sand for concrete and the island will last a lot longer.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    The sea-level is not raising, it is the island that is sinking, and the waves that attack the island 24 hours every day for ever and ever, all cost lines that is not made from solid rock is victims for the oceans. This is happening all over the world, ground-water is pumped up, and trees is cut down, and people chose to habit places that was no-build zones before.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    So beautiful islands, so little advances in technology, so limited choices.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    The ocean levels are not rising the beaches are disappearing and the islands are sinking. Sand dredging is the scraping and removal of sand and sediment on the ocean floor creating vast voids. As we all have experienced when walking or digging on a beach nature wastes no time filling in these voids. So imagine huge empty spaces, millions of tons of sand removed each year with nature desperately and indiscriminately filling these voids from whatever deposits of sand are available, sand that nature can move in coordination with its natural flow thus sand that can flow from high to low. Sand dredging is one of the most profitable industries in the world as sand is a freely available resource. Sand is being relocated to build artificial islands for wealthy nations, it is used of concrete which is the primary building material of our western cultures, it is used in making all computer chips, fluorescent lights, television screens, fiberglass, glass used in automotive industry, the food industry etc. etc. To blame this on climate change or global warming is an incomplete or inaccurate suggestion.

    I've watched a few documentaries from this channel now and have been very impressed with their content so to watch this one i have to question its motives. These are made by highly intelligent people with great resources so to miss the mark so drastically i wonder, should this be considered propaganda? The creators clearly did not explore the causes of these events, instead ran with the climate change narrative, and for the amount of times they blamed climate change they never once offered any explanation as to what specifically about climate change is doing this. I urge people to watch these videos (and all videos) with caution and to think critically about the information, don't take it for granted as being factual based on production value. Research for yourself the information rather than giving up 45minutes of your time and attention to incomplete possibly deceitful documentaries. Sand dredging… look it up. Check out the documentary Sand Wars. Good luck

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  • August 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    I lived there from 1954 -57, from birth. My Dad was the colonial auditor there. I lived on Bairiki with my two brothers. Sorry to see it in so much trouble. Wonderful people.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    I'm not convinced. Repeat a lie enough times and you'll believe it yourself. I've seen satellite data that points to some of the Kiribati islands actually growning in size but DW would have to do a lot of explaining if that fact got out.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Planets get warmer, then they get colder. Then they get warmer, then they get colder. Over and over again, over millennia. Earth is one of those planets.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    By blaming the problem on climate change, they can lobby the UN for money!!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    If you put a rock in a pail of water the level of the water rises. If you build artificial islands in the sea what will happen. One rock may not cause a rise but if there are more and more bigger and bigger artificial breaks especially close to the shore it will push back the sea.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    They will run out of water before the water takes over.
    Sea level rise hasn't changed its line in centuries, no deviation is evident. Centuries of every river on the Globe dumping silt into the sea, Volcanoes and landslides and melting ice have been increasing the level by 1mm per year for the last 6000 years according to the IPCC.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    Poop Island…

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    We need china to build manmade island for this place

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    🇰🇮

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  • August 21, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    Freakin' German gov. takes the opportunity on unemployed Kiribati youth, training them for their merchant ships most likely Kiribati men cheaper then Filipino merchant marines. Filipino slaves out Kiribati slaves in!

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  • August 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    Plant more coconut trees and save the island… millions of coconut trees could save y'all culture..

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  • August 21, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    O……K You want to die there. 🤔 You might….drown. 🤔 Don’t let pride be your downfall. 😐

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    Desperate to look at! The greed of the West and population exposure in other parts of the world is the reason why the Kiribati are losing their homes. It hurts to watch.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    china🙃

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Why the ff would you have 12 kids? I get that people back then would have big families to ensure the bloodline continued.. but you figured after 4 you'd stop. smh

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    This is real problem losing island with people living them.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    Thats why there are no future but i hope we all survive

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  • August 27, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    Wow, they still speak the language!

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  • August 27, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    I got thrill bumps when I saw the young people planting mangrove seeds and successfully growing them. ✨💝🌍💝✨
    Whenever I hear anyone saying that there’s no good kids anymore I have at the least a dozen young people I can refer to to show them how wrong they are about that. Now I have some more. 🤓 💝🌍💝
    #ForeverOptomistic #Pronoia

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  • August 28, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    cutting out the coral that holds biodiversity and the sand in place ,,ya destroying that should help,,not

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  • August 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    Nothing to do with too many people living on the islands then. There is no sea level rise. There are just too many people.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Climate change is a natural normal phenomena. Leftist propaganda.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    The whole purpose of the video was to show how climate change is drowning the island (rising sea levels). What good does it do to learn how to cook and fish, desalinate water, or become a merchant marine? If the sea levels continue to rise, the people will have no island. Building sea walls and planting trees will only do so much if climate change is not addressed and reversed.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Kiribati 🇰🇮!! Beautiful people and island 🙌🏾

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  • September 1, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    Why don't they ask America for a few hundred tanks they have parked in the desert to build a wall? they are not using them and are never likely too either.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    They don't want to leave their island but they keep building walls and planting trees that don't work they need to follow the people of lake titicaca No land whatsoever they live on floating reads island and they ben serving with no real land for years Stupid that the government went to Fiji and bought lands for the people can go over there. they need to teach the people how to survive and built those floating islands I don't understand why the government spent money they don't have to buy land for the people when they could out gave the people the money so they can build concrete walls and teach them about the floating islands in Lake Titicaca

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  • September 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    the western countries? greatest polluters are china, africa and southeast asia. check out videos on nigeria and the millions of tons of oil it pours into the sea

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    As much as they all want "climate change, aka global warming" to be the cause, it's not. The sea level change is millimeters, not meters. Now, what IS the cause is the elephant-in-the-room, PLATE TECTONICS. These islands are NOT stable, at all. They are the top of old underwater volcanoes. The cone rises up until it breaks the surface, the volcano moves on, then the caldera left behind SINKS back into the crater the volcano created. My Smart car had nothing to do with it. But, politics means the big countries are supposed to give them all money, money, MONEY……as usual.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    climate change yes- global warming no. we had for millions of years climate change. move to another place when that happens !

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  • September 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    Build house at or below sea level… Show video of tropical storm or hurricane water surge… Call it proof of climate change…

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    Thanks for taking us to the beautiful people of Kiribati…
    They look like like us. Amazing….From Las Islas Filipinas.

    We have Volcanoes, mountains, jungles in our islands. I think they need them to create and elevate their islands.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Choi Yeeting?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Stop having 5 kids per family over population only adds to your problem

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    Atolls 'come & go' at the will of the oceans…and means nothing…and 'Mean Sea Levels'have not changed ONE IOTA in the last five-hundred years  ( if that weren't true then 'Venice' would've vanished long ago…as well as the 'Netherlands' ) The Florida Coast IS SINKING from pumping freshwater aquifers in limestone far faster than natural 'seepage' can replace it…the limestone 'cavities' collapse and cause the earth above to subside and in turn the earth erodes from rainfall as it serves as a 'catch-basin'causing still more sink-holes…and seawater follows the lower gradient of soil   No verified data from acceptable sources such as 'NOAA'  have EVER verified that "The Oceans are rising!" because there is NOTHING TO SUPPORT IT AS FACT

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    German Company putting numbers on people. They obviously have not learned their lesson.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    Move off the island. Stop killing the coral. Get an education. Get a job.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Wirtschaft vor Umwelt à la Jair Bolsonaro und Sebastian Kurz wird die Gletscher nicht retten 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Get a job and have a bigger family. Women having too many babies and the world is overpopulated.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    You are always welcome here in the Philippines!! Feel at home!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Tarawa is an atoll,  capital of Repub of Kiribati, in central Pacific Ocean. It comprises North Tarawa, which has much in common with other, more remote islands of the Gilberts group; and South Tarawa, home to 56,284 people as of 2010 – half of the country's total population. The atoll was the site of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    …climate change is inevitable… Earth is a living planet and it is warming up… let's spend our efforts and money in figuring out what to do as it gets warmer… documentaries and finger-pointing are not gonna help any, but delay people learning… we can stop it so let's not waste time on the unobtainable, and concentrate on what to do before it's too late…

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  • September 5, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    IMAGINE YOU WAKE UP ONE DAY THIS ISLAND IS NO LONGER EXIST. I WICH IF THE IS HAPPEN, LET THE PEOPLE BE GONE BEFORE THIS COULD HAPPEN.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    So it is just erosion, not sea level rising causing the problem.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    THAT IS NOT A COUNTRY I'm sorry, their beautiful and their little island is also BUT we are going into a solar minimum and the climate has ALWAYS CHANGED. IT IS NOT MAN MADE.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    I think the next big problem is CG, rather war, and poverty ..

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    Any 1st year Geology student would tell you those narrow stips of sand are eroding 100 times faster than the ocean is rising.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    ZERO evidence of rising sea levels…anywhere in the world.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    It's an atoll. Made of sand, it's simply washing away.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    'They're scared.'
    Yet they smile like ice cream is going to be served.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    14:48 clearly shows ocean level is NOT rising. It is the sandy land eroding into the sea.
    How can you clowns spread such utter nonsense with a straight face?
    How can you live with yourselves?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    27:32
    Wow, I wonder which tribe built the stone Tartarian building…white granite.
    How exactly did they cut this stone, never mind WHERE"D THEY GET IT?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    I like the other chaps idea of Climate-Change Refugee. I watched this with delight. Smaller community- some similar challenges of mal nutrition / obesity as in Europe 1st World. People have lost the culture, or knowledge or time and ability to cook and eat properly. The finest of restaurants in the West use and abuse sugar even in pasta and meat dishes and even salads.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    Get out of this place.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    Climate change is a natural cycle which occurs like seasons. We cannot stop it. We can only adapt to it.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    The changes are warnings of what's coming, like the tremors and smoke of a volcano announcing the eruption is impending, this island will soon be under the sea. Obey the warnings.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    How hard could it be to move or rebuild that driftwood shanty home somewhere eles. Oh my, that was to easy a question to answer, but the answer apparently escapes these geniuses.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    Can anybody spot the Agenda on this documentary? lol its not hard to see

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    Geoengineering is their real enemy. They might as well teach the children the truth. It's not the Western World's fault. It's the Satanic Global Elite Cabal aka "Deep State" whom run this World and have weaponized the weather and hijacked our climate. #HAARP

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Really climate change?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    That's funny. "The first country wiped off the map by climate change". I found a Megladon tooth larger than my hand nearly an hr and a half from the coast last wk. Countries are a new creation but peoples are not. The sudden sea level rises 11k-8k and again 5k yrs ago are well documented and theorized to have been over 100m in a very short time frame

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    Climate change has been around for millennia

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    So humans again are to blame for clamate change .ignorance is bliss.blameing Western Civilization for global warming .Typical Marxist propaganda crap .The Sun is 99.9 percent the cause of climate change .Not CO2 or Cow dung .

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    Such lies about climate change… if the water level was rising, it would be rising everywhere. These island is sinking, that’s why the land is flooding, not due to climate change but due to land change!!!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Stop telling the world all these lies about climate change. you are brainwashed the sea is not rising as proven by science,,, you need jailing

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    Matthew 7:26 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    "Other [western]countries are causing climate change." Change happens. Stay or leave, it is not the fault of other countries.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Move build you a new shanty house, better yet get off this island

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Choral atolls used to be under water. The sea is just taking back its property.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Why are they not being helped by other Countries to come in and build bigger and better seawall.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Catch the next floating door to Fiji.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    What do you expect if you live at Sea Level? It's called erosion…

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    Sounds like they are trying to brainwash who ever is watching this documentary, that this is climate change, mentioning it every few seconds. Hey they show it to the kids in schools so our children will believe it.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    They should get the Chiness to build a military base there and make the island bigger.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    More climate change bs

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  • September 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Epstein island is vacant.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    What a crock. This is enviro nonsense gone wild.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Kiribati has been drowning due to global warming for well over 30 years…thought it would be gone by now, oops.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    They should look ways to get water from the air here on YouTube. It’s very cheap.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    The developed countries should be the ones paying for the evacuation and protection of these very highly vulnerable peoples was well as the eventual rehabilitation of their countries. It is truly unjust that these countries that had very little to do with the causes of climate change should suffer the most.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    I recall a report a few years ago how the Americans moved islanders like this to a mostly white area in America, at the time I was thinking why didn't they get moved to one of "the beauty of diversity" cities like Chicago or Baltimore ? . . . 🖐🇵🇹

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    30:05 German ship company trainer Boss man Andrew H. said it takes two Filipino to do a work with one Kiribati local? BS , what you mean is you want them to work twice as hard and pay for one. Your just exploiting (TYPICAL MODERN SLAVERY) them because your making more money and paying them less almost nothing.

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