Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

Kiribati's Lesson

Natural paradises and remote islands in the Pacific Ocean hide more complex stories than an exotic postcard: for instance, disappearing atolls nearly submerged by water. In their book Kiribati, two travellers tell the story of an archipelago on the other side of the world.



Pacific Ocean, about 14,500 km from Italy: Kiribati, formerly known as Gilbert Islands, has been a republic since 1979 and geographically belongs to Micronesia. 717 square kilometres and 100,000 inhabitants, highly populated and plagued by high...

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