Rising anxiety as climate change dominates 44th Pacific Islands Forum - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Speaking at the International Conference Center in Majuro, the capital of Marshall Islands, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, responded to a presentation from Nobel Peace Prize Professor Elisabeth Holland by decrying what he intimated as the dollar approach of 'theoretical scientists' to an issue that requires 'concrete action.'Elisabeth Holland
Holland, the co-recipient with Former U.S. Presidential nominee Al Gore of the 2007 Nobel Prize and the Director of the Pacific Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific told a panel of experts on climate leadership that pacific islands had a resource bound in negative emissions worth almost 5 billion U.S. dollars at the current global exchange rate.
"I found that collective emissions from Pacific islands countries we have negative emissions of 8.1 gigatons already." Holland said.
Six Boulder women joined the ranks of Marie Curie and Mother Theresa as Nobel laureates when they received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).