Could the Maldives be lost to the sea?

As climate change leads to rising sea levels, there are fears that the Maldives could be a casualty.

This update from March 2009 shows how the effects of sea level change are already being felt in the Maldives:

By late 2008, the government of the Maldives were already considering buying a new homeland:

Here are some of the predicted problems the Maldives face:

This clip shows how the Maldives has been affected by sea level rise so far:


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