Island nations are stepping up and sounding the alarm on climate change as reported by Earther.
The message of a groundbreaking new international climate report is clear: We need to dramatically slice greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade or say goodbye to capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. That temperature target is a matter of survival for a number of small island nations.
And in the wake of the new report, island nations are letting the rest of the world know it. In a remarks provided exclusively to Earther, the Fijian prime minister is calling on all countries to get on its level and rapidly wind down carbon emissions.
“The message is clear—collectively, we are not doing nearly enough to confront the greatest threat humankind has ever faced,” Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said. “I call on all national leaders to follow Fiji and the Marshall Islands’ lead and aim higher in your national plans to reduce emissions.” Read More