It could be a landmark case: no pun intended.
A Kiribati man, his wife and three children are among millions of potential future refugees from rising sea levels is currently seeking this status in New Zealand.
Article in the Vancouver Sun: Kiribati man seeks refugee status over climate change effects
While experts say the case is a long shot, it certainly does raise the level of dialogue on the impacts to society from climate change induced sea level rise. How will the world cope with human migrations that result?