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The US is among several countries taking part in a regional climate change summit this week. The meeting is in Tarawa. Our Geo Quiz question is, where exactly is Tarawa?

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The US is among several countries taking part in a regional climate change summit this week. The meeting is in Tarawa. Our Geo Quiz question is, where exactly is Tarawa?

Delegates attending the meeting in Tarawa will come mostly from Pacific nations. They're getting together to brainstorm on strategies for coping with climate change. The host nation is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels.

This is an island nation, composed of 32 atolls and one island, all just barely above sea level. Locals residents say they are already experiencing higher tides and coastal flooding from storms. And as one government official put it, �so many of the country's islands are so narrow that there really is no place to go.� That would include the island of Tarawa, where most residents live. So what's the name of this Pacific island nation, whose Internet suffix is �.ki�?
Geo Answer:

Not much need for fur in the Pacific island nation we're looking for, with high temperatures in the 80′s pretty much all year round. But there's growing concern that climate change and rising sea levels will adversely impact life there. We're talking about the island nation of Kirbati. This week, Kiribati is hosting delegates from several countries to discuss climate change and strategies for the upcoming UN climate conference in Mexico.

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