Video Duration 47 minutes 30 seconds
From: Witness

Anote’s Ark: The sinking islands of Kiribati

The president of a sinking Pacific island nation became a leading voice in global climate change diplomacy.

By the end of this century, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati will cease to exist, disappearing beneath an ocean rising ever higher as a result of climate change.

The country’s former President Anote Tong travels the world trying to secure a future for his people.

Back home in Kiribati, a family makes the tough decision to relocate to New Zealand. Their story underlines how hard even the best possible future will be for climate refugees.

Kiribati is the proverbial canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change.