Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Back-up Plan

You may have heard of Tuvalu. It's highest point is about 1m above high tide. It is expected to be among the first nations to be uninhabitable due to climate change.

Previously, the Australian government has refused point-blank to accept any of the Tuvaluan people, come the time their country disappears.

Now it seems that at the insistence of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, the government has at least acknowledged that Ausralia would "play a part".

"We cannot deny Australia's complicity in this environmental crisis" said Senator Hanson-Young. "As the wealthiest country in the Pacific, Australia can lead the global community on this humanitarian issue."

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