Posted by: islandsfirst | April 18, 2008

“Our lives are at stake.”

Some lifeforms will benefit from ocean acidification, but it won’t be coral or human. In spite of further evidence of how quickly our oceans are changing, the debate on its ethical implications has yet to reach Washington.

“The question is what happens to our sovereignty? I don’t think anybody has the answer.”
– Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, on ABC News


  1. National Geographic has started a series called “Strange Days on Planet Earth.” Recent episodes have focused on the impacts humans are having on the oceans and freshwater ecosystems.

    “Dangerous Catch, Dirty Secrets,” which examines the consequences of overfishing, airs on PBS April 25, 2008.

  2. […] A grim note on World Environment Day from Kiribati President Anote Tong, in New Zealand to meet with Prime Minister Helen Clark about climate refugees: I am not a […]

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