The Edit, Episode #3: A Conversation About Climate Change, COP23, and the Future of the Pacific Islands
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, staff writer Kate Wheeling discusses her reporting from Fiji.
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Fiji is faring better than its low-lying neighbors, but if the world's nations don't live up to their climate pledges, the capital city will soon be under water.
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The country presiding over the United Nations climate summit rotates every year, but experts say location matters less than leadership.