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Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Despite contributing less than 0.03% of total global carbon emissions, the Pacific islands are on the front lines of the climate crisis. Entire countries could be submerged under water in the next two to three decades. How do these island states fight for survival? A country is more than its land. A country is its …

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“When a cyclone hits a thatched hut in the Pacific Islands, it’s raw and scary”

In a thatched-roof fale, a traditional Samoan open house, the sound produced by a cyclone is harsh, raw and frightening. In the modern version of a fale, an open rectangular structure with a corrugated iron roof and no ceiling, it is also noisy, and even scarier, as the roar of the wind pushes the roof …

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Australia said to end new fossil fuel subsidies if it wants Pacific backing for climate summit

Australia must stop subsidizing new fossil fuel developments if it is to win the backing of a key Pacific nation for its plan to co-host a major UN climate summit in 2026. The Albanian government launched a campaign at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt to co-host the annual climate conference with Pacific neighbors in …

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