The Pacific region is on the front line of climate change. Its low-lying islands risk being swamped by rising sea levels and their inhabitants forced to emigrate. In June, exceptionally high tides coupled with storm surges flooded parts of the Marshall Islands capital, Majuro.
Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world.
A team of climate scientists, humanitarians, technical experts, artists and film-makers teamed up to produce the humorous four minute film, which comes with a 'tool kit’ to help link the information presented in the animation to decision-making and action on the ground.
The people of the Pacific Islands have a long history of living and coping with a highly variable climate and environment.
Climate Change Fuelling Resource-Based Conflicts in the Asia-Pacific - Asia-Pacific Human Development Report Background Papers Series 2012/12. United Nations Development Programme
Port Moresby, Jul 16 2012 - Coastal fisheries in Papua New Guinea, used primarily by local subsistence fisher folk, will face increasing pressure from climate change, compounding the twin problems of population growth and overfishing.
PORT MORESBY, 03 Nov 2010 - Bare-chested dancers beating drums greeted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday as she visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) to highlight the need to protect the Pacific island nation from climate change.
Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty: Climate Change and Security in the Pacific. Paper presented at "Climate Change and Security" on 21-24 June 2010 in Trondheim, Norway.
27 July 09 - An Oxfam Australia report published today highlights the urgent need for next week’s Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns to address the dramatic effects of climate change within the region.
13 January 2009 - Tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders have abandoned their homes in the past two months as huge waves, storm surges, king tides and heavy rains combine to flood coastal villages in several island nations.
Climate Change and Security. Two Scenarios for the Indian-Pacific Ocean Island States. Adelphi Research. Report prepared for the Directorate-General External Relations of the European Commission.
BANGKOK, 03 Apr 2008 (IPS) - A rapidly warming planet may soon create a new class of refugees -- those fleeing climate change in their homelands.