A Fiji climate activist explains “1.5 to stay alive”
11:43AM, Wed. Dec. 13, 2023
As the world’s eyes turn to Dubai for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), Austin-based Texas Impact/Texas Interfaith Power & Light is sending video dispatches from the conference to the Chronicle.
So far, global climate change has manifested for Texans as hotter summers and weird winter storms. But for Small Island Developing States, climate change is a rapidly-approaching existential threat. Rev. James Bhagwan of Fiji explains the indigenous practice of community conversation called Talanoa, and offers some tough talk to developed countries dragging their feet on fossil fuel phaseout.
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