The president is sounding the alarm: 'We are standing in front of a death struggle'

Peace and quiet far from the city and the everyday grind. And idyllic beaches where you can lie in the palmetræernes shadow. This is what we often associate wit

The president is sounding the alarm: 'We are standing in front of a death struggle'

Peace and quiet far from the city and the everyday grind. And idyllic beaches where you can lie in the palmetræernes shadow. This is what we often associate with the many small Pacific islands.

But several of the idyllic islands now stands in front of a full-blown agony.

It says the president of one of the island nations, the Marshall islands, Hilda Heine.

At the UN kilmakonference in Madrid she rolls the alarm and plead with the rest of the world to come to the Marshall islands to the rescue before it is too late.

"The most fragile island nations such as my own country stands in front of the agony because of rising sea levels and devastating stormbølger," said Hilda Heine during the climate conference, according to the News.com.au.

She accuses the governments that are not willing to reduce CO2-emissions as early as next year, in order to truly be with to trap the sentencing to death of the Marshall islands.

"Just now, while we speak, have a hundred of our inhabitants evacuated their home after the big waves were the sea to flood parts of our capital, Majuro, last week," said Hilda Heine, and continued:

"It is agony for everyone who is not willing to escape. As a nation we refuse to escape, but we also refuse to die."

the Marshall islands located in the Pacific ocean, approximately midway between the Philippines and Hawaii. The nation consists of several small islands whose land mass is situated only a few metres above sea level. Therefore, they are, according to Hilda Heine in the front line, when climate change hits the Ground with, among others, more intense storms and rising sea levels to follow.

As the president alluded to at the climate conference was the Marshall islands ' capital of Majuro in the weekend mother nature's forces to feel.

Majuro was under a storm hit the five meter high waves and subsequent flooding which washed away large stones up on the roads and even briefly led to the closure of the city's international airport.

About 200 residents had to leave their homes because of the floods.

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 12:00

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