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Mark Lynas and Mohamed Aslam from the Maldives

The Maldives leading the way. OneClimate interviews Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Housing, Transport and Environment for the Maldives. Mark Lynas, climate advisor for the Maldives, is also behind the new attempt to harness wave energy.

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57. The Maldives • The Indian Ocean

Wehave selected 100 unique places on Earth that are projected to undergo profound changes within the next few generations. We based our selection of the 100 places on the 4th Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Simply by drawing attention to the beauty of these places, 100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear creates an argument to preserve them. The 100 Places we have chosen to highlight, and the people who live in them, are in serious danger because of rising sea levels, rising temperatures and extreme weather events triggered by climate change. Among ambassadors are Joss Stone, Desmund Tutu for more info visit www.100places.com. A Tropical Paradise just above Water Famous for its 1200 tropical islands, snow-white beaches, swaying palm trees and richly coloured coral reefs, the Maldives has become a tourist paradise. This island nation, officially called the Republic of Maldives, consists of 22 atolls with many small islands scattered in circles. It stretches almost 1000 kilometres from north to south in the Indian Ocean, south-west of the Indian subcontinent. Only 198 of the islands are permanently inhabited, although many others have been developed into tourist resorts. For the 360000 inhabitants, tourism has become the biggest industry, accounting for almost 30% of national income and more than 60% of foreign currency. With 80% of the country less than one metre above sea level, climate change poses a serious threat to the

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President Nasheed-”We Refuse To Be Quiet” On Climate Change

‘t negotiate with physics. He has three words for climate change deniers and those are three-five-oh. 350 parts per million is the level of carbon that we need to prevent climate change. He says the Maldives will be the first country in the world to be carbon neutral. He says if the Maldives can do it, larger countries can follow. Nasheed pushed his audience to protest and put pressure on their governments for change. Nasheed spoke to the Klima change forum in Copenhagen during the UN …

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Maldives’ ecology under threat - 14 Dec 2009

The fragile marine environment of the Indian Ocean is under serious threat from the effects of climate change. In the Maldives, some of the giants of the open seas are becoming endangered because their food supply is dying out. Stephen Cole reports from the Maldives.

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‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME-EJF talks to the President of the Maldives and the Premier of Niue’

By 2050, there will be an estimated 150 million climate refugees, forced to leave their homes by droughts, extreme weather patterns and sea level rise. There is no international law designed to protect their needs. EJF talked to President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Premier Talagi of Niue about how climate change is affecting their countries. The Environmental Justice Foundation is a UK charity working internationally to protect the natural environment and human rights, campaigning …

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