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Dud Prediction: Maldives sunk by 2018

They’ve flogged this scare for so long that the truth has caught up.

The Canberra Times 30 years ago:

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.


Worried their country will end up under water as the globe warms and sea ices melt, the government of the Maldives this week announced that the Indian Ocean nation will go carbon neutral by 2020.

Last week:

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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Melmoth Samuels

The risks of climate change and rising sea levels are still real, even if it hasn’t been catastrophic yet

Angelina Baca

Please it can’t happen