Ban highlights climate risks as Vanuatu counts dead Cyclone Pam

Deutsche-Welle: Attending a UN disaster avoidance conference in Japan, Ban said islands and coastal nations needed "special attention." Before Pam struck Vanuatu late Friday, Pacific islands had repeatedly warned that climate change means higher weather risks. "Climate change is intensifying the risks for hundreds of millions of people, particularly in small island developing states and coastal areas," Ban told the conference. What we are discussing here is very real for millions," he said. France, which......

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