President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn't disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.
Community Cinema Discussion
Community members viewed Jon Schenk's documentary, "The Island President," then discussed global warming and energy policy with a panel. The two panelists were: Johanna Miller, Energy Program Director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council; and David Mears, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
This program was recorded at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, April 10, 2013.
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