August 10, 2021

[SHARE] There's no time left for empty promises says Pacific climate activist

The Pacific's coral reef systems and coastal fisheries are set for extinction if wealthy nations don't drastically and immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions.

An Intergovernmetal Panel on Climate Change report released Monday night pegs temperatures hitting as much as 3.9 degrees above industrial times, twice the 1.5 degree target.

Anything above 2 degrees is viewed as a death-knell in the Pacific.

A New Zealand climate scientist is one of the IPCC report's lead authors and said it provides more certainty about our dire climate trajectory.

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Image: Spear fishing for reef fish, Santupaele village, Western Province, Solomon Islands/Flickr/Filip Milovac