This story is a great introduction to the effects climate change is having on the Maldives.
If you'd like to find out more about the issue, then we highly recommend checking out "The Island President," which is available on Netflix.
The Maldives is made up of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean, and the popular holiday destination is under major threat from the rising sea levels caused by climate change.
In a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it has been predicted that the sea level will rise between 0.23 to 0.47 m by the end of the century. As the islands highest point is only two meters above sea level, it will become uninhabitable for its current residents.
The 2°C rise in the world’s average temperatures in the next decades will also impact the Maldives through extreme weather patterns. This will have detrimental consequences on livelihoods and health. In order to combat this, the Maldives has created a Strategic Plan of Action (2009-2013). The strategy has been formed to provide actionable solutions for environmental sustainability, climate change and carbon emissions.
More here: http://beersandbeans.com/2013/08/22/the-maldives-vs-climate-change/