Best of 2013: Drowning Nation Faces Extinction

Best of 2013: Drowning Nation Faces Extinction Play

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati looks like a paradise but its days are numbered. As global climate change causes the oceans to rise, these low-lying atolls are losing ground with each passing year...but Kiribati faces a more immediate crisis: the encroaching saltwater is poisoning the freshwater supply, which could turn Kiribati’s mostly impoverished citizens into refugees within a few years. The remarkable images and facts about Kiribati.(Source: Bloomberg)

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