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Island Nations Seek UN Help Combatting Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council on Thursday for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence. The Council -- more typically a forum for heated debates on the plight of refugees in Syria or efforts to stem the war in Ukraine -- heard pleas from ministers and ambassadors of diminutive nations like Fiji, Samoa and Caribbean countries like St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The group -- dubbed the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) -- represent the

farthest-flung reaches of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Photo Credit: JD Lasica

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