Helping Out

Climate Change for Poor Nations

As island nations face more and more problems as a result of rising sea levels, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have teamed up to pledge $10 billion in aid to developing nations to help fight global warming. The high-profile promise, combined with new emissions goals from China and the U.S., has reportedly put pressure on India to commit to more concrete environmental measures. The plan was announced at the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II. England has already allotted $800 million to donate over the next three years. “What I feel the developing countries need to know is that we are absolutely serious that we would start now,” said Brown.