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Climate change forum to hear Tuvalu plight
Written by Tangata Vainerere   
Tuesday, 09 September 2008
09 SEPTEMBER 2008 BRISBANE (Pacnews) ------ While Australians are preparing for the future effects of climate change, its Pacific neighbours are already feeling its impacts on a daily basis.

Fatima Hakaoro, Secretary of the Queensland Tuvalu Community, said her island nation was already struggling with the effects of climate change. “When it's high tide in Tuvalu, roads are covered with sea water and people have water all through their houses up to knee height,” she said.

“Climate change is not a 'future' problem - it is happening now, and I feel like Australia is not listening.” Ms Hakaoro told University of Queensland News. Ms Hakaoro will speak at the Make Poverty History Climate Change, Global Poverty and Development Forum at the University of Queensland. 

She is one of a diverse panel of speakers who will paint the bigger picture on the human impacts of climate change. The panel will explore issues such as economic costs, energy systems, and the transition to sustainable, environmentally and socially just solutions to climate change and poverty……PNS (ENDS) 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 September 2008 )
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