Climate Change Effects

The United Nations “Global Climate 2001 to 2010” report released in July 2013 says the 21st century’s first decade was the hottest on record, with weather extremes claiming more than 370,000 lives.

It is recognised that the effects of climate change will be disproportionally felt by the poor and vulnerable of the world.

Interactive map showing countries and climate changeThis interactive map presents in graphical form, a world overview showing which countries are producing the carbon emissions and which are the most vulnerable to climate change.

Closer to home, the recent pledge to divest from fossil fuel investments by the Anglican province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, “drew impassioned support from Tikanga Pasefika speakers, most notably Bishop Api Qiliho, who said, “the survival of Pacific Island people was at stake”. (Anglican Taonga).

Oceans of Justice is an Anglican Alliance campaign to petition on behalf of pacific nations already suffering the effects of climate change.

Caritas, the Catholic Bishop’s agency for Justice, Peace and Development has prepared a Pacific environment report (released 4th October 2014) sharing more voices from the Pacific.

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