Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Fiji leader blasts global inaction on climate change
(06-19 15:00)

Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to ''sink below the waves'' instead of tackling climate change, singling out ''selfish'' Australia for criticism.
Opening a regional summit, he said there was ''collective disappointment and dismay'' in the Pacific at the failure to address climate change, which scientists blame for rising seas that threaten many low-lying island nations.
''The rising sea levels caused by global warming threaten the very existence of some of our neighbors -- Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands,'' he told the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF).--AFP

   
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