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Project Survival Pacific

  1. 1. Climate Change Impacts on the Pacific Island States
  2. 2. Big Impacts <ul><li>Climate change will affect everyone, but its </li></ul><ul><li>affecting poor people in developing </li></ul><ul><li>countries first and most dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>People's income, health and lives are </li></ul><ul><li>already being threatened by climate change. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay
  4. 4. Access to clean water will change <ul><li>As rainfall patterns have changed, droughts </li></ul><ul><li>have been experienced in Papua New </li></ul><ul><li>Guinea, the Federated States of Micronesia </li></ul><ul><li>and Fiji. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Cook </li></ul><ul><li>islands have experienced water shortages. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hot river, West New Britain
  6. 6. More humanitarian disasters <ul><li>The average number of disasters reported during 2000–2004 was 55 per cent higher than during 1995–1999 and affected one third more people. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be more droughts during the 21st century. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Harvesting on the reef, Kimbe Bay </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food supplies and livelihoods will be at risk <ul><li>Crop gardens on six of Tuvalu's eight </li></ul><ul><li>islands have been damaged by rising sea </li></ul><ul><li>levels and more severe storms. </li></ul><ul><li>Export cash crops such as copra, coffee and sugarcane are also highly vulnerable to damage by heat, salination and severe weather. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Village visit, Eastern Highlands
  10. 10. Greater risk of illness <ul><li>The impact of climate change on water supplies is likely to increase cases of diarrhoea which already claims the lives of nearly 2 million children a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Five million serious illnesses and 150,000 deaths already occur every year directly as a result of climate change. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mahonia girl, Kimbe Bay
  12. 12. Greater risk of conflict and more people on the move <ul><li>As climate change hits, some people will </li></ul><ul><li>have to leave their country and this is </li></ul><ul><li>already happening in the pacific. </li></ul>
  13. 13. People of Kimbe, West New Britain
  14. 14. <ul><li>Please visit http://youthprojectsurvival.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>t o find out more and how you can be part of the solution! </li></ul>

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