Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet staged what was billed as the world's first underwater cabinet meeting on 16 October to highlight the threat of global warming to the world's lowest-lying nation.
Some words of the President touched me deeply:
"If the Maldives is not saved, today we do not feel there is much chance for the rest of the world."
I totally agree.
"What do we hope to achieve? We hope not to die. I hope I can live in the Maldives and raise my grandchildren here."
Do we have a part to play in making such a humble wish so difficult to achieve?