Kiribati Leader Sees Rising Seas Swamping Pacific Island Nation

  • President Tong's school from childhood now submerged
  • Plans to relocate whole villages as more land disappears

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has been beset in recent years by rising seas that have swamped the coast and previously inhabited areas. Following is an edited transcript of an interview with the country’s president, Anote Tong.

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