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Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailed Malielegaoi made headlines in the previous weeks after a stunning speech that left world leaders in both shock and awe.

He was calling out sceptic leaders to recognize the fight against climate change is as real as it gets, and calling on leaders who don’t believe in it to take a second look.

A few days later, an Australian Columnist slammed Tuilaepa, mocking him of his weight saying, “he should be watching his eating, not our emission.”

Not long after, another column writer, this time from New Zealand slammed the Pacific Islands calling them “leeches.”

It appeared all negative in response from the bigger neighboring nations to the Pacific. That is until a man by name of Steven Sklifas personally wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of Samoa, asking for Samoa to endorse the the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity initiative.

Steven wrote, “Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and Samoa for showing inspirational political courage and leadership on the catastrophic consequences of Climate Change. Your voice is an inspiration to us all.”

“I would like to invite you to endorse the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity which will help change civilization’s current trajectory. 

“After exploring the website and conferring with your associates, perhaps you would see fit to do the Organizational Endorsement and upload your logo.   

“You and your colleagues are also more than welcome to do the Individual Endorsement of the Warning,” he concluded.

Its a glimpse of recognition from those outside of the Pacific who have shown the support for the Climate Change fight that the region faces.

Mr. Sklifas is as Australian Director of the Scientist Warning initiative. Scientists Warning is a global independent network of concerned citizens and organizations committed to the wellbeing of

humanity and the planet.

Samoabeat is unaware of any further developments of this story in regards to whether or not Tuilaepa had responded to the letter.

 

The letter in total is attached below, courtesy of the Press Secretariat:

 

To the Prime Minister

Government of Samoa

 

Dear Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi,

 

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and Samoa for showing inspirational political courage and leadership on the catastrophic consequences of Climate Change. Your voice is an inspiration to us all.

 

I am the Australian Director of the Scientist Warning initiative. Scientists Warning is a global independent network of concerned citizens and organizations committed to the wellbeing of

humanity and the planet. Our mission, protection and preservation of Life on Earth.

 

The World Scientists Warning to Humanity – Second Notice was published as an article in the prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal BioScience.

 

The article which is one of the most discussed pieces of scientific research ever is a ‘wake-up call’ to humanity has been co-signed by

more than 22,000 scientists from 184 countries.

 

I would like to invite you to endorse the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity which will help change civilization’s current trajectory. 

 

After exploring the website and conferring with your associates, perhaps you would see fit to do the Organizational Endorsement and upload your logo.   

 

You and your colleagues are also more than welcome to do the Individual Endorsement of the Warning. 

 

http://www.scientistswarning.org/join/organizational-endorsement-form/

http://www.scientistswarning.org/join/individual-endorsement-form/

 

It would a great honour to have the endorsement of a great fighter of Climate Change like yourself and the nation of Samoa.

 

I thank you for your time and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Best Regards,

 

Steven Sklifas

 

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Scientists Warning

National Director – Australia

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