Caribbean leaders meet with Obama on climate change

Obama with leaders of small island states after Tuesday's meeting
Obama with leaders of small island states after Tuesday’s meeting

United States’ President Barack Obama underscored the impact of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable countries in a meeting with the heads of government of small island countries earlier this week.

The 40-odd countries in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) negotiating group at the COP 21 climate conference face rising sea levels that threaten to submerge their livable land.

The meeting with Obama, attended by the leaders of St Lucia, Barbados, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands, among others, was intended to elevate the role of the countries in the Paris negotiations. AOSIS countries have been pushing for more ambitious action to stem greenhouse gas emissions at the Paris conference. Current projections suggest that some countries may disappear entirely within decades without action.

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13 Comments

  1. Dominican
    December 8, 2015

    If Skerritt went you all will say that he\’s wasting tax payers money. Dominicans like you all don\’t even know what all you want. LENNOX TURN ALL YOU STUPID. OPPOSE EVERYTHING AND ALL YOU WILL SEE.

  2. OSU
    December 8, 2015

    OBAMA don\’t care about us so why should we care to meet him, is he GOD that Skerritt should stop more important issues to go and hear the USA say the same BULL? Come on, what has America done for us than to impose IMF on developing states, to take away our Banana business and give it to Dole and Chiquita.

    Are Dominicans so thirsty behind this man who is an eye sore among his people in the USA? He is treated the same way all you treat Skerritt. I agree with Skerritt, we here in Dominica will continue with our Geothermal business and taking care of our environment, this is not for us.

  3. J.John-Charles
    December 7, 2015

    Mr. president you are not one of us,Because you were born in Hawaii and spent some time in Indonesia.You must stop the talk and walk the walk.You in Paris talking about Global Warming or the new found name Climate Change and you have forgotten that Dominica in your backyard received a big blow by Miss Erika in September,we are yet to received a few millions from you.You are giving Plan Parenthood half a billion year

  4. ABCD
    December 5, 2015

    Hmmmm…………where was Mr. Skeritt YET AGAIN? Is this meeting about this topic not important enough or is the hidden rift so deep that it is considered a more important consideration than the needs of our island states as they relate to climate change? Can we have the truth please Mr. PM?

  5. Tahlullah
    December 5, 2015

    Where is the prime minister of Dominica? I notice whenever opportunities like this arise Skerrit is ALWAYS ABSENT. You would think he’d be present at this meeting to bring further attention to Dominica’s plight, but no, he would not directly benefit from any “deals” made in that meeting so chou poule Domnik. Smh.

    • too late
      December 7, 2015

      is because it doh have briefcase of money to bring down das why he not there

  6. December 4, 2015

    Climate change the biggest fraud to hit mankind. It is all about the money people. Al Gore used climate change to become a billionaire overnight and while he was doing that he did not travel economy class but he had his own private jet expanding the carbon footprint. Every time the US president travels the carbon footprint expands significantly. So is global warming really a problem?

  7. Thorbjørn Jagland
    December 4, 2015

    Where de hell is skerrit? Mista too big to meet Obama now.

  8. Tjebe Fort
    December 4, 2015

    I don’t see Roosevelt Skerrit in the picture. Where is he???

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    December 4, 2015

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  10. anonymous2
    December 4, 2015

    Traitors all to the people that they are suppose to represent.

  11. rapees-ministas
    December 4, 2015

    why we never see our Pm in those pics? he afraid of something?

  12. too late
    December 4, 2015

    Where Skerrit nuh? He hiding behind Alix in the house?

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