Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Underwater Cabinet Meeting

What do you do if you are the leader of an island nation, most of it less than 5 feet above sea level, when you realize that there is a very real possibility that the whole nation will be underwater if the present pace of climate change keeps raising sea levels? If you are President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives you start preparing for the inevitable by holding a cabinet meeting underwater!

Ministers clad in wetsuits and shouldering oxygen tanks, will meet about 20ft underwater on 17 October. Here is a photo of some of the ministers preparing for the meeting...



I wonder if President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be following President Nasheed's lead?

1 comment:

James said...

I think an International meeting much like the G20 with past and present leaders should take place..20 feet down and with empty tanks that is!

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