Climate ‘refugee’ seeks asylum in New Zealand

MNN: Kiribati is on the front lines of climate change. If global sea levels rise 3 feet by 2100 as scientists expect, most of the low-lying island nation would disappear into the Pacific. Yet even as the effects of global warming gnaw at Kiribati's 32 tiny atolls, an early skirmish over the country's predicament — and perhaps that of many coastal communities around the world — is unfolding hundreds of miles away in New Zealand. There, a man from Kiribati is seeking asylum as a climate change "refugee,"......

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