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Maldives Holds Underwater Cabinet Meeting To Bring Attention to Climate Change

by Daniel Kessler, San Francisco, California on 10.18.09
Business & Politics

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Photo via 350.org

The president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and his ministers yesterday held an official cabinet meeting underwater as part of an international movement organized by 350.org to bring increased global attention to climate change. 350.org is organizing a global day of action on Oct. 24 and Maldives, a country of just 350,000, has organized an amazing 14 events.

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Photo via 350.org

While Nasheed and his cabinet ministers met underwater, thousands of school children met to form a huge 350 aerial art formation in the Hemveiru Stadium in Male'. Events like this will take place all over the globe on Oct 24. In the Bay Area of California, where I live, thousands will join the Surfriders Foundation and other organizations for a series of actions including a giant bike ride around the city of San Francisco.

The 350 in 350.org's name signifies the safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. NASA's James Hansen said we must return to 350 to hold off the worst effects of climate change.

You can view events in your area and sign up to host one at 350.org

More on Maldives:
Maldives Government Holds Parliament Under Water in Protest
Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed Endorses 350 Target

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