President of Kiribati Anote Tong on climate change: “It’s too late for us” on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Anote Tong, President of Kiribati. Tong speaks with Fareed about how climate change is critically effecting the island nation, and what role America plays in the debate.

On the subject of America’s role in the climate change debate, Tong said to Fareed, “Let me make the point that whatever is agreed within the United States today, with China, it will not have a bearing on our future, because already, it’s too late for us.  And so we are that canary.  But hopefully, that experience will send a very strong message that we might be on the front line today, but others will be on the front line next – and the next and the next.”

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