They’ve flogged this scare for so long that the truth has caught up.
MALE, Maldives: A gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years, according to authorities.
The Environmental Affairs Director, Mr Hussein Shihab, said an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next 20 to 40 years could be “catastrophic” for most of the islands, which were no more than a metre above sea level.
The United Nations Environment Project was planning a study of the problem.
But the end of the Maldives and its 200,000 people could come sooner if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992, as predicted.
Malé International Airport carried out an overall airport expansion at the end of August…
The Maldives is considered one of the most beautiful island countries, attracting more than one million visitors every year.
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