Maldives To Buy New Homeland

By: Pearl - Published: Nov 12, 2008 • References: guardian
The Maldives are starting to save to buy a new homeland because their low-lying country is expected to disappear if predictions by climate change models are true. Already most of the Maldives, a chain of 1,200 island and coral atolls in the Indian Ocean, is barely 1.5 meters above sea level.

Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president, announced that a portion of the country’s billion dollar tourist revenue will be put aside as an insurance policy if the worst were to happen. He has already canvassed a number of countries receptive to selling land to the Maldivians. Sri Lanka and India are obvious targets as they share similar cultures and climate. Stats for Buying New Island Nations Trending: Older & Mild
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