Australia & Oceania

"Study Says Five Solomon Islands Have Disappeared Underwater"

"Five islands have disappeared in the Pacific's Solomon Islands due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion, according to an Australian study that scientists said Saturday could provide valuable insights for future research.

A further six reef islands have been severely eroded in the remote area of the Solomons, the study said, with one experiencing some 10 houses being swept into the sea between 2011 and 2014.

Source: France 24, 08/08/2016

UN Tries To Hide Involvement In Deleting Australia From Climate Report

"The United Nations has tried to cover up its involvement in the Australian government’s successful attempt to have all mentions of the country removed from a report on climate change and world heritage sites, freedom of information documents show."

Source: Guardian, 08/02/2016


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