Not acting on climate is "benign genocide"
The alliance's chairman, Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, says the states are gravely concerned for their survival.
"We're already being threatened," he said.
"What I'm saying is that those who are really concerned about humanity and about survival, would they just sit back and permit countries to disappear?
"It is really an ethical question we are faced with now. A failure to act is sort of really a benign genocide in a sense."
Is it also "benign genocide" when a volcano erupts, an earthquake strikes or when tectonic plate movement means an island sinks into the sea? No, they are the natural hazards of living on planet earth, just like climate change.
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