On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

NEW SCIENTIST | on Mon, Mar 20, 10:46 AM

The City of Hope is growing out of the seaGettyBy Nenad Jarić Dauenhauer in the MaldivesWhite sand circles picked out by the sun in sparkling blue seas are the first signs that my plane has arrived at the Maldives, a tropical paradise spread over almost 1200 islands. Unfortunately, the nation is facing a rise in sea levels and the bleaching of its coral reefs – perils that made it a poster child for the consequences of climate change. It gained publicity for the plan announced by former presi...

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