Week of 11.27.09
Climate CrisisDesperate efforts to keep climate change from drowning entire nations.
It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. Visit Adobe to download and install the latest version of the Flash Player.The Maldives, a nation of roughly 1200 low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean, could be underwater by the end of this century if feared climate change causes ocean levels to rise. On the eve of the big climate summit in Copenhagen, the country's president, Mohamed Nasheed, is warning of a massive exodus from the Maldives if drastic global action is not taken. This week, NOW talks with President Nasheed about the climate crisis and why he compares it to genocide.
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NOW Reports on Coastal Countries at Risk
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Ocean Tipping Point?
The world's oceans face a global-warming catastrophe. What can we do about it?
350.org: Climate change petition
350.org, an environmental group, will deliver this "survival pact" with the names and messages of those who signed the petition to President Nasheed at the Copenhagen Climate Talks.
Hopenhagen: U.N. climate petition and "Spread Hope" campaign
Hopenhagen aims to "build a better future for our planet" and provide a platform from which to act.
U.N. Climate Change Conference
Official website of the conference, to be held from December 7 - 18, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
News and Background
CIA: World Factbook: Maldives
BBC: Maldives cabinet makes a splash
New York Times Magazine: Wanted: A New Home for My Country
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