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Prince Charles warns of extinction threat to islands

    20th May, 2017 01:57:53 printer

Prince Charles warns of 
extinction threat to islands

Britain’s Prince Charles warned Thursday that tiny island nations could be wiped off the map by climate change, at a Commonwealth gathering geared towards finding practical ways to reverse its effects, reports AFP.

 

Charles, the heir to the throne, said the planet was facing an existential crisis as he urged the Commonwealth to take forward its ideas to COP23, the next United Nations climate summit in the German city of Bonn in November. While the 52-member Commonwealth contains G20 industrial powers like Britain,    Canada and Australia and emerging forces like India and Nigeria, many of its members are developing island microstates.

 

The 2015 COP21 Paris accord targets keeping the rise in temperatures within two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels and strives for 1.5 C (2.7 F) if possible.

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