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President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is an impressive man. He united his island nation after years of despotic rule. But he faced a monumental challenge. Climate change is causing sea levels to rise and could devastate the Maldives.

Jon Shenk’s award-winning documentary follows President Nasheed in his first year in office as he tries to persuade much larger nations to take climate change seriously and help save the islands.

Join us from 18:00 in the Dana Café for an 18:30 screening of The Island President. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with journalist Mark Lynas, President Nasheed's former climate change advisor, and Dr. Blake Suttle, Grantham Lecturer in Global Change Biology at Imperial College, an expert in how climate change affects ecosystems.

Speakers:

Mark Lynas is a British author, journalist and environmental activist and former climate change advisor.

Dr. Blake Suttle, Grantham Lecturer in Global Change Biology, Imperial College.

Watch the trailer here.

Not convinced? Here's a short film from Nice and Serious to persuade you.




This event is part of the Climate Changing programme, which is supported by:

Principal sponsors Shell and Siemens

Major sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch and major funder The Garfield Weston Foundation

With additional support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Patrons of the Science Museum and members of the Founders Circle: Climate Changing programme.

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