Brad Johnson has two posts up from Copenhagen in which leaders of small island nations Cape Verde and Tuvalu plead for the developed world in general and the United States Senate in particular to not willfully condemn their nations to extinction.
This is another piece of the puzzle that the climate denial conspiracy theorists never seem to deal with. Maybe Al Gore made up all this climate science in order to sell tickets to his documentary, but what on earth is the government of Tuvalu doing? Why would they be running around the planet pretending that the existence of their nation is threatened by greenhouse gas emissions? Aren’t these the people with very large incentives to correctly understand this issue? Don’t you think they want to believe that the skeptics are right and there isn’t really a problem here?