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Climate Change Refugees? Think Again

Climate Change Refugees? Think Again

9 December 2013, Refugees International – Alice Thomas

Two weeks ago, the High Court of New Zealand rejected a Kiribati man’s request for asylum as a “climate change refugee.” Ione Teitiota argued that he should be entitled to protection as a refugee because rising sea levels and environmental hazards caused by climate change were endangering his life on Kiribati, a low-lying island nation in the South Pacific. – See more at: http://www.refintl.org/blog/climate-change-refugees-think-again