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Standing with Tuvalu

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Photo by Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam International
Photo by Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam International

Yesterday at the Copenhagen climate conference, demonstrators spoke out in solidarity with the people of Tuvalu. In this island nation, the 4th smallest country in the world, people have been forced to flee their homes due to rising sea levels caused by climate change–forcing them to become some of our century’s first “climate refugees.”

Hopefully, their dramatic story can help call attention to the human consequences of climate change… and the need for a fair, ambitious, and binding global deal that benefits everyone, in countries large and small.

You can check out more photos from the demonstration here.

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