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An underwater speech: Seychelles Prez calls to protect 'beating blue heart'

President Danny Faure's call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, comes from one of the many island nations threatened by global warming

AP | PTI  |  Desroches Island (Seychelles) 

Seychelles President Danny Faure
An image taken from video issued by Nekton shows Seychelles President Danny Faure, left, speaking from inside a submersible from the vessel Ocean Zephyr, under the water off the coast of Desroches, in the outer islands of Seychelles Sunday April 14

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the is making a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet."

Danny Faure's call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, comes from one of the many island nations threatened by global warming.

The is speaking during a visit to an ambitious British-led science expedition exploring the depths. Oceans cover over two-thirds of the world's surface but remain, for the most part, uncharted.

Faure's speech says that "this issue is bigger than all of us, and we cannot wait for the next generation to solve it. We are running out of excuses to not take action, and running out of time.

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 13:00 IST
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