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U.N Secretary General: Time to “Sound Alarm Bells” on Climate Change

06 Sep 2011  |   Emma Brown

Tags: Climate Change

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Sunday that he’s prepared to “sound alarm bells to the whole world,” on the dangers of climate change, with specific emphasis on climate change’s implications for developing and island countries.

Rising sea levels brought on by climate change are responsible for the destruction of crops along the low-lying islands, Ban said in a speech as he visited the Solomon Islands. He went on to say that the developed world had a moral obligation to help developing countries address climate change through technological and financial aid.

Ban’s visit came as part of a two-day tour of the Solomon Islands and Kiribati—two low-lying island chains that struggle to adapt to rising sea levels. 

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