A Government Meeting
In October 2009, President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives organized an urgent meeting with 13 other government officials. They grabbed their desks, paperwork, and scuba gear, and they all met underwater. The meeting took place 20 feet below the sea level of Girifushi, a military island.
The meeting raised awareness of global warming and the dangers of rising sea levels. Using hand signals, the representatives of 11 countries agreed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. “We have to get the message across by being more imaginative, more creative,” President Nasheed said on a boat en route to his meeting.