Nauru’s Plea for United Nations Action Over Climate Threat Goes Unheeded - Bloomberg
Nauru’s president, speaking for small island nations threatened with extinction by rising sea levels caused by climate change, asked the United Nations Security Council today for help.
A divided council couldn’t agree on the linkage between climate change and threats to peace and security and took no action.
Security Council members Russia, China, India, South Africa were among nations that questioned the immediacy of the threat posed by climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the forum for negotiations on a global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, should deal with the issue, they said.