Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Small island nations lobby against sea level rises at climate talks

Small island nations are fighting hard at the United Nations climate talks for action against rising seas that are threatening their lands.

The 43-member Alliance of Small Islands group wants a target of 1.5- degree limit in global warming. A temperature gain of 2 degrees could have damaging effect not only on small islands but could kill up to 85 percent of the world's coral and sharply intensify tropical storms.

However, it's not only small islands that are impacted by modest rises in sea levels. Vietnam, for example, would see more than 7% of the its agricultural land and nearly 30% of its wetlands submerged with just a one meter rise in sea levels.


Telegraph.co.uk

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