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Countries Least Responsible for Climate Change Are the Ones Most Threatened by It

Island States Urge Binding Emissions Cuts at U.N. Climate Summit

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Marcus Stephen

Inside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, one of the most moving speeches on Tuesday was by Marcus Stephen. He is president of Nauru, the world's smallest island nation, covering just eight square miles in the South Pacific. Stephen is the leader of the Pacific Small Island Developing States at the climate change talks. Johnson Toribiong, president of the island state of Palau, also spoke. 

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