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Pacific lands vulnerable to climate change

November 6, 2017 12:24 am

The rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns in the Pacific region is slowly changing the geographic land areas which is essential for the survival of animals and plants.

This was stated by American Environmentalist, Miriam Horn who is in the country working with local organisations on natural management.

Horn says these factors are affecting crops that many people depend on for food and income.

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“In terms of impacts on the land, we’re seeing much more extremes in terms of temperature and rainfall and that has consequences on crop health, the kind of pests you have to deal with and things like soil erosion so it’s the most important problem on earth and I am thrilled that Fiji has stepped up as leaders for this COP meeting in Bonn because I know the voices of the island nations are incredibly important because of your vulnerability to climate change.”

Horn is also part of the Environmental Defence Fund that aims to advocate market-based solutions for environmental problems around the world.

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