Australia dilutes Pacific leaders’ climate warning

The Business Times | Aug 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Pacific leaders warned the world faces a climate crisis Friday but complained their message on global warming had been “watered down” at Australia’s insistence.
  • Leaders of island nations, many of which are threatened by rising seas, talked tough throughout the summit, criticising Australia’s lack of action on the “existential threat” of global warming.
  • Mr Morrison, who has long championed Australia’s lucrative coal industry, concedes climate change is real but insists it can be managed in a way that does not hurt the economy.