I asked what solutions he [Toafa] proposed to the issue that his entire country might be underwater in fifty years.The rest of the article is just as good. It's in Harper's, after all.
He said he would consider “bringing in some mountains from somewhere, so we can have a higher elevation.”
“Mountains?” I asked.
“Sure,” he said.
Where would the mountains come from?"
"Well," he said. "We'll ask around."
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Tuvalu Plans to Bring in a Mountain
This is from the delightful opening to a great article by Andrew Marantz on the threat to the Pacific island of Tuvalu due to rising seas from global warming. It's titled "A Rising Tide" and is in the December 2011 issue of Harper's Magazine (sub. req.). The author is talking to Maatia Toafa, Tuvalu's prime minister.
Posted by David Appell at 11/27/2011 03:15:00 PM