Screening of Anote’s Ark, a film by Matthieu Rytz, followed by a discussion with featured guest Micheal Roman, PH.D., the University of Cincinnati, joined by Jason Cervenec, Education & Outreach Director, and Aaron Wilson, PH.D., Senior Research Associate, of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
What if the sea swallowed your country? The idyllic Pacific Island nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote’s Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.