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Copenhagen Summit Relocates Fiji

by | 11th, December 2009

YOU’D think that with the world obsessed with geography – traditionally a dossy subject at school – hacks like Johann Hari would have some background knowledge for Copenhagen Climate Summit fans. But no:

Staggering across the fringes of the summit are the people who will see their countries live or die on the basis of its deliberations. Leah Wickham, a young woman from Fiji, broke down as she told the conference she will see her homeland disappear beneath the waves if we do not act now. “All the hopes of my generation rest on Copenhagen,” she pleaded.

It’s the geography, stupid:

* Fiji is mostly mountains of volcanic origin

* The islands are mountainous, with peaks up to 1,300 metres (4,250 ft), and covered with thick tropical forests.

* Thirty Three Countries with Land Areas Below Sea Level…

Fiji is not one of them.

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