Wednesday, September 23, 2009

'Nuff Said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'A failure to act is sort of really a benign genocide in a sense.'
-- Thomas Tillman, Prime Minister of Grenada, speaking in New York at a meeting of the Alliance of Small Island States, on the eve of yesterday's opening of the new session of the U.N. General Assembly. (credit for photo of Grenadine island of Carriacou, with others of the country's island in the background) The Alliance, known as AOSIS, comprises 37 U.N. member states plus 6 others. As detailed in a Le Monde article, Tillman and leaders of other AOSIS countries hope to raise consciousness of the ways that they are already harmed by climate change and to persuade others of their view that "the wealthiest countries must acknowledge 'the history of their own responsibility' in the creation of the problem."

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