Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Climate Threat to Nauru and Other Island Nations

Copyright 2011 The New York times Company, Wesdley Bedrosian

DARA International teamed up with the Climate Vulnerable Forum to produce its Climate Vulnerability Monitor of 2010.  The Climate Vulnerable Forum is made up of governments from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, representing some of the ocuntries most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.  This global partnership of leaders actively seeks a firm and urgent resolution to the growing climate crisis.  The Climate Vulnerable Forum was founded by President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and first convened in November 2009.  The Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum adopted then expressed alarm at the rate of changes and danger witnessed around the planet due to the effects of human-induced global warming and called for urgent most international cooperation to tackle the challenge.  Listen to President Nasheed talk about the Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

From the President of Nauru, a country in the southern Pacific Ocean, comes a new article about the threat of climate change to island nations.  Nauru states, "We are not asking for blue helmets to intervene; we are simply asking the international community to plan for the biggest environmental and humanitarian challenge of our time."  Read the article in full, here.  

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