On Nauru, a Sinking Feeling

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necessarily reflect the polices and opinions of the organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas. They are posted here to stimulate discussion and debate on issues relevant to degrowth.]

By Marcus Stephen
New York Times, July 18, 2011

I forgive you if you have never heard of my country…

At just 8 square miles, about a third of the size of Manhattan, and located in the southern Pacific Ocean, Nauru appears as merely a pinpoint on most maps — if it is not missing entirely in a vast expanse of blue…

I am not looking for sympathy, but rather warning you what can happen when a country runs out of options…

I forgive you if you have never heard of Nauru — but you will not forgive yourselves if you ignore our story.

Marcus Stephen is the president of Nauru.

Read the entire article here

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