Beneath the Waves

Maldive Islands (CIA World Factbook)

The Maldive Islands, with a total surface area less than twice that of Washington DC, is the lowest lying country in the world. The highest point in the entire Indian Ocean island nation is just 2.3 meters above sea level, and about 80 percent of the country is less than a meter above sea level.

How are they coping with the threat of sea level rise from global warming? In “Paradise Lost: Islanders Prepare for the Flood” the New Scientist’s Gaia Vince explains.

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  1. […] Kivu, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, Haiti’s Gonaives, the Maldive Islands (see our earlier post Beneath the Waves), and Russia’s […]


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