Science Seminars

The Kiribati Islands and Global Warming: Welcoming the New Millennium

The Kiribati islands were the first to see the dawning of the year 2000. This resulted in much publicity and lots of celebration. Unfortunately, the Kiribati people may only be celebrating their imminent doom as the new millennium is bringing rising sea levels that will make life on these low lying atolls impossible within a few decades.

This seminar provides background information on the Kiribati islands; discusses the evacuation plan proposed by President Tong, the science of global warming, and some scientific, political, and religious responses to the issue.