Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a large section of land between the trees washed away due to continuing rising sea leaves on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. Small island nations are using the weeklong gathering of world leaders at this year’s U.N. General Assembly to highlight the one issue that threatens all of their existence: global warming. On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few days each year, the leaders of small island nations share the same podium as presidents and prime ministers from the world’s most powerful nations, and their message is clear: global warming is already changing our lives, and it will change yours too. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK, 28 SEPTEMBER 2018 (AP) – In the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few days each year, the leaders of small island nations share a podium with presidents and prime ministers from […]

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