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Climate And The Cross

October 16, 2018

At less than two meters above sea level, Kiribati is one of the most climate vulnerable places on Earth.

Comprised of 33 islands in the Equatorial Pacific, Kiribati is one of the most beautiful nations in the world, and on the surface, a postcard paradise. But at just two metres above sea level, island life hugely threatened by rising sea levels and coastal erosion. This is true for many Pacific island nations, who call a trajectory of 2 degrees of warming “genocide”.

Crystallising the Kiribati islanders’ symbiotic and reciprocal relationship with nature, these images serve as a cruel irony that those who have done the least to cause climate change are impacted the most. For too long we have spoken about climate change as an “environmental” problem, neglecting the human stories that must so urgently be shared.

Fisherman in Kiribati

young girl in Kiribati
young children playing in the water in Kiribati
Kiribati
fisherman and his fish in Kiribati
young boy in Kiribati
fishermen looking out to sea in Kiribati
Photography by Alice Aedy.

At less than two meters above sea level, Kiribati is one of the most climate vulnerable places on Earth.

Comprised of 33 islands in the Equatorial Pacific, Kiribati is one of the most beautiful nations in the world, and on the surface, a postcard paradise. But at just two metres above sea level, island life hugely threatened by rising sea levels and coastal erosion. This is true for many Pacific island nations, who call a trajectory of 2 degrees of warming “genocide”.

Crystallising the Kiribati islanders’ symbiotic and reciprocal relationship with nature, these images serve as a cruel irony that those who have done the least to cause climate change are impacted the most. For too long we have spoken about climate change as an “environmental” problem, neglecting the human stories that must so urgently be shared.

Fisherman in Kiribati

young girl in Kiribati
young children playing in the water in Kiribati
Kiribati
fisherman and his fish in Kiribati
young boy in Kiribati
fishermen looking out to sea in Kiribati
Photography by Alice Aedy.