Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, is a man confronting a problem greater than any other that a world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it due to global warming.
Jon Shenk grew close to the former President after spending a year and a half filming The Island President. In this interview, Shenk shares his admiration for Nasheed and his hopes for the Maldives’s future.
Awareness of Climate Change Begins in the Classroom
Scientists overwhelmingly agree that future generations will face serious climate change challenges. Yet two thirds of American students know little or nothing about the impacts of fossil fuel consumption on global warming.
Not everyone agrees about the science of climate change, but it’s increasingly hard to ignore the effects of extreme weather events and a measurable rise in sea level. Do you live in an area that may be affected by global warming? Are you motivated to try and change public policy relating to the environment?