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Effects of climate change becoming visible everyday: Cama

August 1, 2018 6:51 pm

The effects of climate change is becoming visible every day and people of Korova settlement in Suva are adamant in educating their younger generation on initiatives that can help save the ocean and the environment.

Head of Korova settlement, Semiti Cama says this global phenomena impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security to sea-level rise.

Cama adds it also accelerates erosion of coastal zones – increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases.

He adds that educating their younger generation to rely on some of their traditional practices, planting of mangroves and not using engine boats is important.

People in this settlement are descendants of canoe carvers from the Island of Lau who believe that the ocean will look after humanity if we take care of it.

Meanwhile, those in this particular community are heavily involved in making their environment clean and also building a safer coastal line for their own safety.