Rising sea, Maldives. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac
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…
Mohamed Nasheed Interviewed by Charles Homans, Foreign Policy Magazine, December 2010
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