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href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=9"> that the droughts may have encouraged political i</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=10"> Small Islands Rising Seas By Nemat Sadat “Y </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=11"> change in climate, forged a coalition called the </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=12"> “The success of aosis is that we share a common p</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=13"> the fishing industry and tourism indus- try dies </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=14"> AOSIS or Alliance of Small Island States is a coa</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=15"> “Of course, the problem has been cre- ated by ind</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=16"> An Indian farmer pleased with his downy mildew-re</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=17"> Climatechange,ifleftunchecked,</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=18"> Economic diversification to reduce dependence on </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=19"> © who /marko kokIc Rise in temperature and more </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=20"> drought, as well as high yielding and disease-res</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=21"> Livelihoods In Peril Indigenous Peoples and their</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=22"> have stated unequivocally that the Earth’s climat</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=23"> Change (unfccc), where climate change mitigation </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=24"> Shishmaref ATLANTIC OCEAN Aral Sea Mediterrane</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=25"> ATLANTIC OCEAN Southeast USA New Orleans </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=26"> What legal measures could strengthen the status o</a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=27"> </a> <a title="UN Chronicle 3 4.pdf page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c49a2b8?page=28"> Never before in human history has the world had s</a> <a title="UN 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