Bangladesh Sand to Help Keep the Maldives Afloat

Bangladesh Sand to Help Keep the Maldives Afloat

sea-level-rise-maldives
Rising sea, Maldives. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac

Excerpts;

After looking to buy land in other countries, Maldives is making a last-ditch effort to avoid its citizens becoming climate refugees. It is importing sand.

In this endeavour to tackle the effects of global warming, none other than Bangladesh is playing Good Samaritan. Both countries are planning to sign a deal within four months to ship sand to the Maldives. The island nation faces a real threat of being inundated if the sea level rises by even one metro…

Read Full Article, Business Standard (12-28-2010)

The Himalayan Times

Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Mohamed Nasheed Interviewed by Charles Homans, Foreign Policy Magazine, December 2010
Mohamed Nasheed, president of the climate-change-threatened Maldives, speaks via email with Foreign Policy’s Charles Homans about the difficulty of diplomacy, the promise of protest, and why moving his whole country might be more difficult than he once thought. The Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is listed 39th top thinker in the world, in Foreign Policy magazine

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Fukushima: Japan announces it will dump contaminated water into sea

Fukushima: Japan announces it will dump contaminated water into sea

US climate research outpost abandoned over fears it will fall into sea

US climate research outpost abandoned over fears it will fall into sea

Sea-level rise is creating ‘ghost forests’ on an American coast

Sea-level rise is creating ‘ghost forests’ on an American coast

Two Beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv Leknes, Lofoten, Norway; by Norma J. Longo

Two Beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv Leknes, Lofoten, Norway; by Norma J. Longo

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.