22 Jan 2024

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 22 January 2024
Many atolls, including Tarawa, in Kiribati, are not disappearing in the face of rising seas. But their future depends very much on human ecological choices.

Photo: Kennedy Warne

Kennedy discusses the future of atolls, ahead of a visit to the Micronesian nation of Palau.

He reflects on how the drowning atoll narrative has been a staple of climate-change journalism, though the rhetoric doesn't match the reality he sees.