‘Death sentence’: low-lying nations implore faster action on climate at U.N

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By Daphne Psaledakis and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying and island nations implored rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly this week to act more forcefully against a warming planet. The failure by developed economies to effectively curb their greenhouse gas emissions contributes to rising sea levels and especially imperils island and low-lying nations at the mercy of water. “We simply have no higher ground to cede,” Marshall Islands President David Kabua told leaders in a pre-recorded speech a…

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