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Is this our last chance to act on the climate crisis?

30.10.2021
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The Cop26 summit in Glasgow begins on Monday: our environment correspondent traces the long buildup - and the implications of failureIn the Marshall Islands people are used to the vagaries of the ocean. But recently the monthly "king tide" has brought new perils to this small group of islands in the Pacific about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. Waves crash over the roads and airport runways, especially when the unusually high tide coincides with a storm surge, cutting off communication and making daily business dangerous or impossible.The islanders' lives are now full of inescapable reminders of climate breakdown, says Tina Stege, the climate envoy for the tiny nation of 60,000 people on 29 atolls. "We see stronger storms and storm surges. Droughts are more frequent and more intense and longer. Growing up I remember just one very intense drought; now they're happening maybe every three years. We recently had a dengue fever emergency, a problem we're seeing now in the winter months as they get warmer." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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