My blog statistics yesterday indicated one visit from a reader in the tiny nation of Kiribati. I had never heard of this place, so I decided to do a little research. It turns out that Kiribati is a nation of 33 mostly uninhabited islands in the south Pacific. The total population is just over 100,000, and the people are predominantly Catholic. The interesting thing about this place is that the islands are sinking into the Pacific at a rate so alarming that the government is calling for the voluntary evacuation of the entire country. Last year, Kiribati purchased 7.7 square miles of forested land in the Fiji islands for the express purpose of relocating its population.
This short documentary explains their predicament:
In this video, some unsuspecting tourists find themselves in the middle of a rosary procession: