Urgent Pleas To Trump At UN Climate Talks

Urgent pleas to Trump at UN climate talks

MARRAKESH, Morocco, , (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Nov, 2016 ) - The leader of Fiji, whose nation is being resculpted by rising seas, pleaded Friday with Donald Trump to join the fight against global warming.

Invoking World War II, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama urged the United States to play its part in rescuing his Pacific island state -- and the world at large -- from climate change.

"You came to save us then, it is time for you to help to save us now," he said before the 196-nation assembly.

Bainimarama invited the US president-elect -- who has repeatedly called global warming a hoax -- to visit Fiji to see for himself the devastating impact of climate-fuelled cyclones and storm surges.

Moroccan foreign minister and conference president Salaheddine Mezouar made a similar plea on the final day of the high-level UN talks tasked with implementing the landmark Paris Agreement.