Courtesy of the ABC Australia Network:
Fiji’s interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama has accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to “sink below the waves” instead of tackling climate change.
Opening a regional summit, he singled out “selfish” Australia for criticism, saying there is “collective disappointment and dismay” in the Pacific at the failure to address climate change.
“The rising sea levels caused by global warming threaten the very existence of some of our neighbours – Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands,” he told the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF).
“[They] are already swamping the coastal areas of many Pacific nations, including Fiji.
“Yet if anything, the collective will of the global community to adequately address this crisis is receding.”
In a sane world this would be headline news.