New Kiribati
June 19, 2008 8:16 AM   Subscribe

New Kiribati "...will future climate change refugees become a new caste of service sector workers inhabiting a sort of Floating Hotel & Duty Free Mall ... ?" Small island states are on the front line.
posted by nthdegx (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hey! I had that issue of Omni magazine as a kid 25 years ago!
posted by sourwookie at 8:47 AM on June 19, 2008

A solution might be New Zealand grants them all citizenship while U.S. & E.U. compensate New Zealand for the strain on it's social services & such. I doubt were talking about much money here.
posted by jeffburdges at 8:59 AM on June 19, 2008

Even better, you could build up some fortress-like retaining walls and turn the islands into a detention center.
posted by Nelson at 11:52 AM on June 19, 2008

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