FIVE ISLANDS IN DANGER FROM RISING SEA LEVELS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

FIVE ISLANDS IN DANGER FROM RISING SEA LEVELS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

Posted by : Posted on : 11-Jun-2019

‘Climate change affects Vatud people too’

Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 11 June 2019

“With the continuous rise on the effects of climate change in the Solomon Islands, Vatud Constituency MP Freda Tuki is calling for more attention from the government and responsible authorities.

“The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs Minister stated this in Parliament, during last week’s Sine Die Motion.

“This is a very big concern for us.

“It is an issue of great concern for me as a leader of my constituency, Temotu Vatud.

“The effects of climate change and sea level rise on our islands is a concern,” said Ms Tuki.

“She added that the islands of Tikopia, Anuta, Duff, Lord Howe and Sikaiana are badly affected with one quarter of islands beginning to be covered by sea.

“The threat of sea level rise is real. It has threatened our clean, safe water and food security.”

Copyright @2019, Solomon Star News.

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