Pacific Island Nations Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change

Posted by Robyn, December 29, 2012

Two small Pacific Island nations called on the United Nations this week to facilitate immediate action and a legally binding agreement to curb global warming, which has caused steadily rising ocean levels, immediately threatening the soon to be submerged states.

In separate speeches at the UN 67th General Assembly this week the leaders, President Christopher Loeak of the Marshall Islands and President Sprent Dabwido of Nauru reminded all nations of their roles in the climate catastrophe and of a global unwillingness to do what is necessary to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Such effects, the presidents reminded the UN, will not only effect small islands states, but eventually the entire world.

via As Sea Levels Rise, Pacific Island Nations Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change | Common Dreams.