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Is Maldives Disappearing?

October 11, 2017

If expert predictions are right Maldives will not be around much longer.  Maldives has significant chance of submerging in the future due raising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

Ex Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has brought media headlines regarding the sea level raising as many new reports warns that Maldives will be the first nation likely to feel the effects of the climate change as the sea level rise.  

 

 

 

According to an article published on Phys Org referring to  The National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, Curtin University and the University of Glasgow, focussed on the formation of islands inside the atolls of the Maldives.  Professor Chris Perry from the University of Exeter said: "Many of the heavily populated islands in the Maldives have limited capacity to respond naturally to sea level rise and this will necessitate additional spending on shoreline maintenance."

 

Every country has right to survive. Survival of Maldives is up to the hands of the most developed countries. According to our Ex president Mohamed Nasheed in his speech 2009 Copenhagen  he says  “At the moment every country arrives at the negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible. They never make commitments, unless someone else does first.

“This is the logic of the madhouse, a recipe for collection suicide. We don’t want a global suicide pact…So today, I invite some of the most vulnerable nations in the world, to join a global survival pact instead.”

 

 

Sea levels are estimated to rise by up to 97cm by 2100 - on average, the ground level is currently just 1.5 metres above sea.

 

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