Tony Blair is founder of the Breaking the Climate Deadlock Initiative and was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2007. Visit

Writing from Africa, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says Sierra Leone, the once war-torn nation now reinventing itself as a tourist destination, can serve as a model for developing nations struggling to weather the economic storm.

In a Daily Beast exclusive, Tony Blair urges Obama to tackle the climate change catastrophe—even as the economic meltdown dominates the agenda.