Salt Water Affects Kiribati’s Food

Date: 14/12/2009

Salt water is seeping into the earth, polluting the underground freshwater supply and affecting the roots of plants. Gardens are being ruined by the salt water and threatened by tidal surges and sea-level rise. Kiribati is officially four metres above sea level but most people lived ‘at eye level’ with the sea. The Kiribati Government has been working to educate people so they can move overseas if sea levels swamp the low-lying atolls.

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