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Sunset on Abaiang atoll in Kiribati

Abaiang atoll home to moe than 5,000 i-Kiribati is experiencing increasing problems caused by climate change. One of the most serious impacts is the salt water intrusion from higher and higher tides.  The salt water is contaminating wells used for drinking water and taro pits for food security. 

Copyright: Nick Hobgood
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 26/02/2015
Uploaded: 05/03/2015
Updated: 06/01/2019


More About Pacific Ocean Islands

Pacific Ocean Islands are divided in three parts : Melanesia (Black Islands) Micronesia (Small Islands) Polynesia (Many Islands) There are between 20.000 & 30.000 islands in the Pacific Islands