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Revealed: ‘fierce’ Pacific forum meeting almost collapsed over climate crisis

Revealed: ‘fierce’ Pacific discussion board assembly nearly collapsed over local weather disaster

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  1. With the extreme temps, droughts, and fires that Australia *is already* experiencing, you’d think they would be more rational about trying to limit the effects of climate change.

    But that would impact their coal companies’ earnings and we can’t have that.

    Welp. Enjoy what’s to come, then.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/16/revealed-fierce-pacific-forum-meeting-almost-collapsed-over-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_reddit_is_fun) reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Critical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum almost collapsed twice amid "Fierce" clashes between the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, and Tuvalu's prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, over Australia's "Red lines" on climate change.

    > Regenvanu said one compromise proposed to resolve the impasse was to declare a climate crisis for the Pacific island states, which do not include Australia, rather than for the whole region.

    > Sopoaga said the discussions were so passionate that the prime minister of Tonga cried at the retreat while talking about two young women who had presented to leaders on Monday about the impacts of the climate crisis.

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