06 Jan '12, 11pm

To Escape Rising Seas, Maldives President May Move His Entire Island Nation to Australia

To Escape Rising Seas, Maldives President May Move His Entire Island Nation to Australia

This is the capital of Maldives, which might soon be moving to Australia. Shahee Ilyas via Wikimedia /CC BY 2.0 Climate change may continue to seem like a semi-ambiguous, far-off phenomenon to many Americans, even despite the extreme weather than wracked the nation last year. But to millions of people around the world, those on the front lines of global warming, I assure you: it is a real and imminent threat. Take the Maldives , for example. The small island nation may be the first country in the world to be entirely swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by climate change. Those rising sea levels are already endangering the nation's cherished beaches, and will before too long render many parts of the country inhospitable. As Andrew Marantz described in his great dispatch from the island for Harper's Magazine (subs. req'd), the approaching end times for the Maldives has ...

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