Pacific islanders on canoes blockade Australia coal export terminal

Posted by Mike Confino, October 18, 2014

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Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world’s largest coal export terminal by forming a blockade of canoes, surfboards and kayaks.

The burning of coal and other fossil fuels has contributed to climate change, they said, which causes sea level rise. That, environmentalists added, poses an existential threat to residents of low-lying areas around the world, especially in the Pacific, where entire island countries could disappear.

via Pacific islanders on canoes blockade Australia coal export terminal | Al Jazeera America.