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Maldives on Collision Course with Permanent Evacuation, Cabinet Holds Meeting Underwater

Posted Oct 28 2009 11:00pm

This time last year, I told you about the looming crisis of permanent evacuation confronting the island nation of the Maldives. I referred to plans by the national government to evacuate all inhabitants permanently because of rising waters spawned by global warming.

Since then, despite political change and renewed commitments to turn the tide on carbon emissions, so to speak, the situation has worsened. Clearly and much to the chagrin of the government of the Maldives, the urgency of the situation is not resonating with policymakers. So, last month, President Nasheed and his cabinet held an underwater meeting.

The purpose of the submerged gathering is obvious: unless real progress is made against global warming, the only way future cabinet meetings in the Maldives will be possible will be underwater.

This is no joke, my friend!

The entire chain of atolls is at risk but Hathifushi island is particularly vulnerable. I don’t know what other details we can provide to skeptics of global warming to make them believe but anyone who cares about humanity must start to care about global warming and take definitive action!

Fomenting the Triple Bottom Line

Corbett Kroehler

jpg credit: Maldives government

 

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