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.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3930765.stm

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7945877.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6666211.stm

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7719501.stm

Here are some of the predicted problems the Maldives face:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7814446.stm

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7945877.stm

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