In United States one in six people live in poverty but this doesn't stop Obama Administration to give $25 Millions to assist low-lying nations to adapt to rising ocean water levels

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Hillary Clinton hopes US to do more on climate

AVARUA, Cook Islands: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope Friday the United States would act beyond its pledges on curbing emissions as she visited Pacific islands threatened by climate change.

Clinton, the first US secretary of state to take part in the annual Pacific Islands Forum, pledged $25 million in new assistance to help the low-lying nations of the region plan and adapt to expected rising water levels.

She said that the United States stood behind US President Barack Obama's promise in 2009 ahead of a UN conference in Copenhagen to curb greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change by 17 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels.