Posted by: islandsfirst | March 19, 2009

Faustian Pact

A video at National Geographic News illustrates Mohamed Nasheed’s concerns. The Maldives President announced plans this week for his nation to become the first carbon-neutral member in the family of nations. A symbolic gesture, to be sure, but one he’s convinced is necessary if small island states are to inspire the global action needed to prevent their homelands being rendered uninhabitable by climate change.

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In spite of opinions to the contrary, the most recent scientific evidence indicates a peril even greater than initially predicted. And while President Nasheed’s announcement may have inspired another round in the media, it has yet to inspire many of us.

Well, some people are inspired.

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But, after all, he’s an islander too.

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