The Pacific Islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures

July 1, 2016 By 1 Comment

The Pacific Islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures.

People living in the Pacific are threatened by rising sea levels. Relocation may be their only option. This link is to photos from The Guardian showing the situation of those living in Kiribati and the Marshall Islands.

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  • Jim Carty
    July 5, 2016

    The relentless and inexorable rise of the sea in the south Pacific continues to disrupt and dispossess the island people of their homelands. The cause? the evidence is overwhelming- largely the result of of anthropomorphic abuse of the environment- sadly just a few years ago David Suzuki wrote this:
    “Environmentalism has failed,” Suzuki declared in a dark blog post in the spring of 2012. The heady victories of the 1970s and ’80s over air pollution, acid rain, and clear-cut logging are distant memories. The oil and gas industry has never been stronger, sinking ocean wells, fracking across the continent, and going full-bore on Alberta’s oil sands. Meanwhile, the fight against climate change has come to a virtual halt, as governments around the world put the economy ahead of the environment. “We’ve come to a point where things are getting worse, not better,” he said in an interview with Maclean’s.
    During the eight weeks of campaigning for last Saturday’s election how often did you hear any comment about climate change? Plenty about Mr. Jobson Grothe, noting about the “most serious moral issue of our time”

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