Pacific Islands will be affected if the US withdraws its promised aid to Climate Change
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/01/2017
Lorin Robert of the Federated States of Micronesia – has voiced out the Pacific island’s concern, Tonga included on the issue of climate change.
This was raised on a Pacific Leaders meeting currently underway in Tokyo, Japan attended by Tonga’s Ambassador to Japan – Her Excellency Tania Tupou.
The concern comes after several comments made by the President elect of the United States – Donald Trump saying Climate change is a hoax made by China, therefore he will withdraw his nation’s aid and budget allocated to curb climate change.
However Tonga alone cannot make a move unless its concern is voiced out by the official body of the Forum’s Leader meeting to make it stronger and loud for larger nations to recognize.
Tonga and other Pacific islands only contribute a few to the climate change but if the United States withdraws, the impacts of climate change will become a burden to smaller nations.
However any confirmation of Trump’s comments will come to light after presidential inauguration tomorrow at the White House.
The largest ceremony on earth will be attended by over 900 thousand people from different walks of life in the US and all over the world, except those who are planning to boycott the ceremony.
Outgoing President Obama’s inauguration was attended by 1.8 million people in America and watched on television all over the World back in 2008.
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