THE REPUBLIC OF Nauru, located in the Pacific, has a land area of 8.1 sq. mi. (21.2 sq. km.), a population of 10,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 1,608 people per sq. mi. (621 people per sq. km.). With very little arable land, Nauru is completely dependent on imported food and water. Naurumakes its money from the sale of phosphate, which has led to the destruction of much of the country, and during the 1970s and 1980s, incredible wealth. Electricity production in Nauru comes from fossil fuels, with Nauru contributing heavily, relative to its size, to global warming and climate change. In 1990, its carbon dioxide emissions were 13.9 metric tons per capita, falling to 10.8 metric tons per capita by 1992, and ...

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