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.
Yesterday’s report that people refused to board an evacuation ship to Maewo only underlines the difficulty of communicating and supporting this massive and long-term relief effort. Yet few of us are properly focused what is clearly becoming a crisis. People are everywhere on the issue. Some are vehement in their demands that we cover the slow-moving […]
Vanuatu Daily Post – An exclusive peek into the mouth of Ambae’s volcano. This image, exclusive to the Daily Post, was taken last week when a team trekked up to the summit of mount Lombenben and flew a drone directly over the smoking crater. The team reported that the landscape on the summit and its […]
Ambae’s own songstress Vanessa Quai and her Management Team have walked the talk and donated over Vt500,000 raised in the ‘Water for Ambae’ fundraiser at Moorings Hotel, to the Chairman of Ambae Port Vila Council of Chiefs, Chief Alicta Vuti who in turn handed the donation to the Head of Ambae Manaro Disaster Committee, Henry Vira. […]
FIJI, like many Pacific islands, faced the threat of several challenges that made it vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. This was highlighted by Fiji’s Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni during the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum that was held in major convention centres and cultural venues in the historical centre of St. Petersburg, […]
Huge Zachariae Isstrom glacier has begun to break up, starting a rapid retreat that could continue to raise sea levels for decades to come A major glacier in Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by half a metre has begun to crumble into the North Atlantic Ocean, scientists say. The huge Zachariae Isstrom […]
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.
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement is deeply concerning to leaders in the Pacific. By Grant Wyeth The decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has caused much concern across the Pacific. Pacific Island states are some of the most vocal advocates for aggressive carbon reduction […]
¶ Nature Speaks (13) ‡ Fiji (7), Frank Bainimarama (4), Kiribati (2), Marshall Islands, Pacific Island states (3), Paris Agreement, Tuvalu (2)¶ post | , and modified on May 8th, 2018. Length:  words.
Achim Steiner Earth’s fate is inextricably linked to 52 nations threatened by rising sea levels – the rest of the world should not let them drown Many of the planet’s most prized destinations, places considered exquisite and idyllic, where nature seems bountiful and people appear at ease, are under threat. In less than a decade, […]