Monday, July 10, 2017

Palau: on the frontline of climate change in the South Pacific

Palau: on the frontline of climate change in the South Pacific

To see the frontline of climate change, Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific, has to look no further than his backyard.


Due to rising sea levels, the garden his wife used keep at the back of their house now gets swamped with salt water by the high tide, he said.


“At full moon my backyard is flooded,” he said.


“We no longer have flowers. We had to put them in a pot and when there is high tide we move it,” he said in an interview at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) conference in Rome.


Full story at http://ind.pn/2u7w1xR


Source: Independent


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