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It doesn't really get much more epic than this: Island Nations Rally for Survival at #Occupy #COP17.

It doesn't really get much more epic than this: Island Nations Rally for Survival at #Occupy #COP17.

The fight for survival is heating up at the UN Climate Talks in Durban. Today, the ambassadors of Grenada, Seychelles, and Nauru joined a big crowd outside the official negotiations to call for bold and immediate action to cut emissions and safeguard the survival of people across the planet. "We are all islanders here in Durban," said Ambassador Jumeau of the Seychelles. "If you cannot save the islands, you cannot save cities like Durban, or cities around the world." This week, major emitters like the US and China have begun putting forward proposals to delay a new climate treaty until 2020. The delay would make it nearly impossible to reach the ambitious climate targets necessary to safeguard the survival of many small island states. “I don’t have to tell you how high the stakes are for the people Ambassador Williams and I represent,” said Ambassador Marlene Moses of Naur...

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