The President of the Maldives called for grassroots “street action” on climate change, reports the Ethiopian Review.
“What we really need is a huge social ’60s-style catalystic, dynamic street action,” said President Mohamed Nasheed, noting that the United States was the biggest obstacle to a global agreement on climate change.
Nasheed spoke via a live video link from the Maldives over the weekend with Ed Miliband, former British secretary of state for energy and climate change during the “Maldives — Dispatches from the Climate Change Frontline” event at London’s Hay Festival.
“My sense of China is that they tend to believe in climate change. My sense of the U.S. is that a fair amount of them simply don’t believe in it,” he said.