This distressing and urgent message was from the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. He was afraid that his homeland could be one of the first nations to be wiped off the map due to climate change. But he is not ready to give up neither are we going to give up.
Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its nine islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Off Funafuti, the capital, the Funafuti Conservation Area offers calm waters for diving and snorkelling among sea turtles and tropical fish, plus several uninhabited islets sheltering sea birds
We cannot allow this beautiful paradise go underground. We will fight until the world hears us as we insist on a new global treaty to phase out fossil fuels and help vulnerable countries cope with climate devastation.
Mr. Prime Minister is making an urgent call to world leaders now, and why not join him by signing the petition!
Here is the message by Tuvalu Prime Minister:
Dear world leaders at the COP,
Climate change is drowning the Pacific Islands.
The world’s addiction to oil, gas and coal threatens to swallow our lands under the warming seas – inch by inch.
But we will not stand by as our home is wiped from the map!
So we’re uniting with a hundred Nobel laureates and thousands of scientists worldwide to urge world leaders to join the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to manage a just transition away from fossil fuels.
The time has come to make peace with the planet. To deliver vulnerable nations the long overdue funding needed to cope with the loss and damage incurred from climate disasters and to make polluters pay.
They say that one day, the oceans will swallow the place we call home. But I promise you this: until that day comes, we will keep fighting.
Because if we can save our islands, we can save the world.
Tuvalu mo te Atua
Prime Minister of Tuvalu