UN Climate Chief Says ‘Door Closing’ on Warming Fix

UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.

Figueres, in Samoa for a UN conference on small island states, said the impact of climate change was greatest on Pacific nations, even though they had contributed little to the problem.

“Climate change is the greatest threat these islands face and they are recognized as the bellwether of global efforts to address this issue,” she told AFP.

“Unless the world acts on climate change in a timely way, they are going to be the hardest hit.”

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