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The 'Micro' Pacific Islands Paying The Price Of Major Environmental Abuse

From Fiji to the Marshall Islands, it's time to react to the effects left by emissions from large industrialized nations.

NOUMEA - The constellation of islands and atolls scattered across a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean micro-states are among those most exposed to the consequences of global warming: ocean acidification, multiplication of natural disasters, coral reef degradation, rising sea-levels.

These little islands, which account for a total of about 10 million inhabitants, are paying for the environmental irresponsibility of the world’s great powers.

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