Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Maldives to miss climate summit, but Northwardho will pay for Maldives president's trip, email us here!
The BBC reports that Maldives to miss climate summit
Scientists say the Maldives face a serious threat from climate change
The president of the Maldives has said that, even though his country is under threat from climate change, he cannot afford to go to a summit on the issue.
President Mohamed Nasheed said his nation would only go to the December talks in Copenhagen if someone offered to pay for the trip.
He said the Maldives needed to be defended from the effects of global warming and rising sea levels.
But he added that the country would have to do much of the work itself.
"We can't go to Copenhagen because we don't have the money," President Nasheed told journalists.
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Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 6:47 AM