President-Anote-TongBel Air Investment Advisors facilitated a conversation on climate change in their Los Angeles office this week with President Tong of Kiribati and Greg Stone, one of the leading scientists regarding marine conservation and ocean health issues.

President Tong held an informal discussion about Kiribati and the larger question of climate impact on our oceans. Kiribati is home to one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, the Phoenix Islands (which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one island scattered over all four hemispheres in an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States. President Tong recently spoke at the Paris climate talks and had been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental efforts.