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The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source: https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The meeting will bring together the leaders of 16 Pacific Island states to provide a platform discuss the […]
¶ Nature Speaks (13) ‡ Australia (3), Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji (7), Kiribati (2), Nauru, New Zealand (2), Niue, Pacific Island states (3), Pacific Islands Forum, Palau, Papua New Guinea (3), Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, small island states, Solomon Islands (7), Tonga, Tuvalu (2), Vanuatu (10)¶ post | , and modified on May 8th, 2018. Length:  words.
It was one of the South Pacific’s fiercest storms on record. Source: https://thediplomat.com/ , By Catherine Putz Cyclone Winston, which made a direct hit on the Fijian island of Koro over the weekend, was the first Category 5 cyclone to make landfall on Fijian territory in recorded history. The latest reported numbers indicate that 42 people have […]
Six more islands have large swaths of land, and villages, washed into sea as coastline of Solomon Islands eroded and overwhelmed Headlines ‘exaggerated’ climate link to sinking of Pacific islands Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared due to rising seas and erosion, a discovery thought to be the first scientific confirmation of the impact of […]
¶ Nature Speaks (13) ‡ climate change (5), global warming (7), missing islands, Pacific Island states (3), sinking island, Solomon Islands (7)¶ post | , and modified on May 11th, 2018. Length:  words.
New research factors in collapsing Antarctic ice sheet that could double the sea-level rise to two metres by 2100 if emissions are not cut Sea levels could rise far more rapidly than expected in coming decades, according to new research that reveals Antarctica’s vast ice cap is less stable than previously thought. The UN’s climate […]
Research warns of the long timescale of climate change impacts unless urgent action is taken to cut emissions drastically Huge sea-level rises caused by climate change will last far longer than the entire history of human civilisation to date, according to new research, unless the brief window of opportunity of the next few decades is […]