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    Climate change forces man to stay in New Zealand

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A man from the pacific island nation of kiribari is trying to convince New Zealand judges he is a refugee.
    He left the low lying island six years ago for better prospects in New Zealand.
    But the 37-year-old is not fleeing war or persecution, but climate change.
    He says rising waters triggered by global warming means Kiribati is sinking.
    From Auckland, Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen explains.