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Will a deal to slash shipping emissions help save the Marshall Islands from rising seas?


The Environmental Minister of the Marshall Islands, David Paul, left the low-lying tropical islands last week and flew to London. He journeyed all that way to stand in front of a packed room at the United Nations International Marine Organization (IMO) and emphasize that Marshallese children may have to one day desert their ancestral islands and “set sail across the oceans to an uncertain future.”

The reason, Paul noted, is the “scientific fact” that rising sea levels stoked by human-caused global warming could put the Marshall Islands underwater sometime later this century.  

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