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World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ
Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a paper from the World Bank argues.
The policy paper, Pacific Possible, suggests as one climate change adaptation measure, open access migration from Tuvalu and Kiribati – for work and permanent settlement – to Australia and New Zealand.
Tuvalu (population 11,000) and Kiribati (107,000) are low-lying archipelago nations in the Pacific acutely vulnerable to climate change, in particular to rising sea levels that have already begun inundating land and homes across the islands…
Cyclone Donna breaks Southern Hemisphere storm record
After battering Vanuatu at the weekend, Cyclone Donna has grown to become the strongest May cyclone to hit the Southern Hemisphere.
CCN’s Severe Weather Team said the Pacific cyclone spiked at Category 5 – the strongest category – on Monday morning….
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