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“Serious Economic Losses” in Pacific May Cause by Global Warming

A newly report released by the bank in Sydney, “Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific”, it’s showed that the losses of annual gross domestic product by 2100 would be range between 2.9 percent and 15.2 percent.

Nations on Earth especially the Pacific contains a smallest country. And there are fears to the Global warming and increasing the seas that threatens their come, with their some islands just a three feet meter above sea level.

The ADB’s Pacific director general Xianbin Yao warning of terrible concerns, the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs, and human health.

Xianbin Yao said, “It is critical that countries contributing to the problem of climate change step up to assist Pacific friends and neighbors in the fight to protect their countries against natural disasters, crop losses, and forced migration,”

“Our findings show that if not adequately addressed, climate change could overturn the region’s development achievements.”

He said that the world’s major polluters were being referred to the known nations like United States, China, India, Australia and EU.

Depends on the report, the most major economic losses would referred in Pupua New Guinea, could generate a damage up to 15.2 percent of GDP by 2100 where climate change effects. Followed by Vanuatu 6.2 percent, Solomon Islands 4.7 percent, Fiji 4.0 percent, and Samoa 3.8 percent predicted East Timor’s GDP.

Possible temperature could see rise by 2-3 Celsius (3.6-5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2070 in Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, East Timor and Vanuatu. It could lead to major decreases in rain fed agriculture, reduces fishes catches, widespread coral bleaching, and falling tourism numbers.

To urgent action on climate change, the 15-nation of Pacific Islands Forum signed a statement obligating themselves while entreating thru the rest of the world to follow their lead.

The Eastern side of the Island of Rarotonga

The Eastern side of the Island of Rarotonga

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