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Villagers watch the sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa. The project would involve building the land masses up with sand and gravel. (David Gray/Reuters)
August 14, 2020

Kiribati is going under. The tiny nation in the Pacific Ocean is comprised of low-lying islands and atolls — circular land masses with water in the middle — no more than two metres above sea level. It's under threat by rising sea levels caused by climate change. For years, its leaders have sounded the alarm — warning that, if nothing changes, the country will soon be unlivable — and its 115,000 citizens will be displaced.

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