Canary in the coal mine – African communities

There were many representatives for those with no voice, for example small African communities and people in the Torres Strait, who are experiencing difficulty growing crops, fresh water supplies, and collapsing sea walls.

These are the canaries in the coal mine. What is happening to them now is actually affecting the richer nations now, but people just chose not to see it.

They think they can fix it by building sea walls and all sorts of other things, but it wont work. Even here at the Hobart docks, the high tide now floods the low part of Fisherman’s Wharf. This did not happen in the past.
Byron Greens website: Senator Christine Milne talks with Robert Hart about the Copenhagen Climate Conference