The melting of ice in Antarctica due to a warming climate threatens to upend the economic livelihoods of Falkland Islands residents, says its representative to Canada.
Mike Summers, a member of the Falklands legislative assembly, said the economy of the remote South Atlantic archipelago is based on fishing, agriculture and wildlife tourism. Climate change could impact all three as changes in temperature alter weather patterns and threaten fish and other food sources.
“If warming continues, and if the ice shelves in the Antarctic continue to melt at the rate that they are, the outflow of cold water from the south to the north will make the
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