"The question really is: What is not at stake? Our survival, our food, our income," the Maldives' Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Technology said.
A brave man determined to save an injured bird braved shark-infested waters in a viral rescue operation.
Police officials have ruled the explosion that injured former President Nasheed an act of terror. No group has claimed responsibility.
"We are not going to become the first victims of the climate crisis," Mohamed Nasheed told the international conference. "Climate change is a national security issue for us."
The island nation's government ousted Mohamed Nasheed in 2012, now they are facing calls for a boycott of the tourism industry.
George Clooney's wife gave her first interview on U.S. network television to discuss a human rights case.