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Small islands states challenge UN on climate change threat

At a meeting Thursday on the challenges facing small island states, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and others asked that the council put climate change on its formal agenda for regular discussion, with Kiribati calling it “the biggest security threat facing mankind.”

One-fifth of the U.N.’s 193 member countries are classified as small island developing states, and many have expressed alarm at the prospect of rising sea levels amid global warming.

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