Prince Harry highlights daily threat of climate change on visit to Fiji

SYDNEY, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Prince Harry said on Wednesday climate change was a daily threat for the people of Fiji, and announced scholarships to study the problem, as he toured, with his wife Meghan, the South Pacific nation on the frontline of global warming. The royal couple was mobbed by crowds waving British and Fiji flags on the second day of their visit to the former British colony of some 300 islands, where villages have been moved to higher ground to seek safety from rising seas. “One of the greatest challenges is undoubtedly climate change, and all of you living here are confronted with this threat in your daily lives,” Harry told students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji’s capital, Suva. “You’re actually experiencing changing weather patterns, ferocious cyclones and rising sea levels, particularly in places such as Tuvalu and Kiribati, and you’ve been living with this for many years, way before the world actually started talking about it.” Fiji, which holds the presidency of COP23, the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties to a landmark U.N. climate agreement, has led a push for the developed world to cut carbon emissions to limit rising temperatures and seas. Prince Harry highlights daily threat of climate change on visit to Fiji

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