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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
World's first underwater cabinet meeting

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Underwater cabinet meeting

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed presides over a cabinet meeting during the world's first underwater cabinet meeting on Oct. 17. In the meeting, the president, vice president and the cabinet of Maldives signed a declaration calling for concerted global action on climate change, ahead of the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen. The meeting was part of a wider campaign by international environmental organization NGO The international group's name refers to 350 ppm of CO2, the level leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide — measured in "parts per million" in Earth's atmosphere.