Climate change a struggle for all nations worldwide
April 12, 2019 7:42 am
The struggle brought by climate change is not Fiji’s struggle alone.
Speaking to villagers of Wainawaqa in Naitasiri, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says families’ in other parts of the world are also experiencing this global challenge.
Bainimarama says this is a crisis of global proportions and we must work together to protect our oceans, our natural environment and our climate from further harm.
“As you experience climate impacts here in Wainawaqa, so do other families in China, Bangladesh and other Asian countries, in African countries, in Europe and in the United States. At home, we will continue to do the necessary work to protect our people and our nation’s unprecedented progress. The scale of the threat we face may be great; but we cannot be intimidated into inaction.”
He says the worsening climate impacts are a direct result of the burning of fossil fuels, which emit harmful greenhouse gasses that warm our atmosphere.
The PM says we must continue with our campaign and realize that these impacts aren’t going away – we must accept that – even in our best-case scenario of restricting greenhouse gas emissions – these climate impacts are going to get worse before they ever begin to get better.