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Where is her country?
a) South Pacific
b) North Pacific
c) Indian Ocean
Why is her nation threatened by global warming?
a) It gets less rain
b) It is surrounded by water
c) There is pollution
Where do the people get there food?
a) The ocean
b) The forest
c) Imports
Who has spoken out against global warming?
a) Small nations
b) Big nations
c) Both
Who is the cause of the problem?
a) Small nations
b) Industrialized nations
c) Nobody knows
 
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Todd: Kristine you're from papua new guinea

Kristine: Yes, we're a small island in the South Pacific.

Todd: And that is near Australia?

Kristine: Just above Australia.

Todd: Like how far is it from Australia?

Kristine: To Brisbane it's 3 hours by plane. (Oh, OK.) To the tip of Australia it's about an hour and a half by boat.

Todd: Oh, OK. We were talking earlier about global warming and how this can be a problem for your island.

Kristine: Oh, absolutely, because we're surrounded by water, obviously it creates a problem when the tides rise.

Todd: Because the tides rise, and the water...

Kristine: The tides rise, and a lot of people build their homes and villages around the water....cause the ocean is where we get our food from, most of our costal villages are based there, so, yeah!

Todd: The people put their houses close to the water

Kristine: Close to the water or on the water

Todd: Oh, OK. So what do you think about global warming? I mean, what do you think should be done?

Kristine: Um, like we were talking about it earlier, I am very much for the Kyoto Protocol I think that industrial countries, industrialized countries need to act now before there's too much, how do you say?, before even more damage is done. (Sure) Obviously being from a small country where people aren't educated about these things we don't realize what is really happening, but we are really starting to realize now and we and other small nations have spoken out about it and it's good to know that bigger countries are doing something about it, and I think thing needs to be done now, rather than waiting, which is happening with governments which are under economical stress right now...they haven't done enough..they know the situation, they know they're responsible for it. We're the ones who are suffering because of it even though we don't add to it. Yeah, so I think they should do something.

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