South Pacific Nations Plan To Block Australian Coal Port To Protest Climate Change Inaction

October 1, 2014 8:02 AM

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SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Protesters from 12 South Pacific nations plan to block ships entering and leaving Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export terminal, this month to highlight effects they say climate change is having on their islands.

Some experts say climate change will cause higher tides that will swamp lower-lying Pacific islands and present other challenges such as coral bleaching and an increase in storms and cyclones.

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