Skeletons of World War II soldiers are being washed from their graves by the rising Pacific Ocean as global warming leads to inundation of islands that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to cut power plant emissions by 30 percent can spur other major emitters to step up greenhouse gas cuts, envoys from developing countries said at United Nations climate talks.
Islanders are being swamped by sea levels rising as much as four times faster than average global rates, with businesses destroyed and economies under threat, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
The Maldives, Kiribati and Tuvalu risk extinction from rising seas because nations aren’t stepping up commitments to cut greenhouse gases, a bloc of 43 island countries said as United Nations climate talks began in Mexico.
Greenpeace activists occupied a Statoil ASA rig in Norway’s Arctic Barents Sea for a second day, preventing it from reaching the nation’s northernmost oil exploration well the protesters say may harm the environment.