Today’s cool story is that I attended a lecture featuring Bill McKibben and Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist who has dedicated his life to preventing the worst effects of climate change, and was responsible for the global 350 Day of Action this October. President Nasheed was an activist before he became the Maldives’ first democratically-elected president. He remains the sole voice that has had the courage to stand up to the United Nations and call the world out on its inactions; he has also made the Maldives the poster child of climate change. Awesome to see these two.Here are the pictures:

What sucks about this story, though, is that I had to leave the Bella Center around 3:00 to get there at 4:00; they had shut down the Center at that point, so that if you left, you couldn’t get back in. Once I was out, I was out for good, and so after the event was over at 6, I had no choice but to go back to the hostel. It took me a while to find my way back to the train station, where I discovered that the last train had left at 6:56, and it was now 6:57…that’s like a sick joke!

 

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