Senator De Brum, today Foreign Secretary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, spent the better part of his professional life fighting for clean-up and damages for radiation victims in the Marshall Islands, focusing on the cause as much as on the effects. For many years, banning all nuclear weapons and fighting global warming have been the focus of de Brum’s activity. He likes to use local earth and water colors when illustrating the effects of global warming on vast coastal an island regions. The islanders, who in the past had to abandon irradiated parts of their homelands, will soon have to leave low-lying parts threatened by the rising sea-level. The Marshall Islands are facing extinction. The population is expelled in two stages: first, they had to escape death by radiation, now they’ll have to escape death by drowning.