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How the leaders of Australia and Fiji are dealing with climate change

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison couldn’t have more different attitudes towards climate change.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (Image: AAP / Dan Himbrechts)

A category five tropical cyclone is predicted to threaten 95% of Fiji’s population in the coming days. And Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama wasted no time associating Cyclone Yasa – and other recent cyclones – with climate change.

“As the world gets warmer, these storms get stronger. Each of us must treat these climate-related disasters with deadly seriousness, ”he said in a Facebook video.

Cyclone Yasa is expected to land later today with winds of up to 250 km / h and pouring rain.

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