Thursday, December 17, 2009

The once and future islands

"We refuse to give up hope. We refuse to be quiet. We refuse to believe that a better world isn't possible."
-- Mohamed Nasheed, president of the Maldive Islands, begging delegates at the Copenhagen climate negotiations to agree to global cuts in carbon emissions. If sea levels continue to rise, the Maldives will be underwater within this century.

1 comment:

smartz said...

At 65, I have such a hard time accepting that life will go on longer than I will go on. Especially the obliteration of such places as these islands.