Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival

Flooding caused by Cyclone Josie in Nailaga Village, Ba, Fiji, 1 April 2018Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionFlooding caused by Cyclone Josie, which has claimed several lives

Fiji’s prime minister has said the Pacific island nation is in “a fight for survival” as climate change brings “almost constant” deadly cyclones.

Frank Bainimarama said Fiji had entered a “frightening new era” of extreme weather that needed to be confronted.

His comments came after Cyclone Josie caused deaths and flooding on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, at the weekend.

In 2016, a cyclone hit Fiji leaving 44 people dead and wiping out one-third of the nation’s economic production.

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