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Rising Sea Levels in the Maldives & the Impact on People and Society

The effects of global warming on the Maldives could create a volatile situation within
the country. Rising sea levels threaten the country's tourism-dependent economy and the
very existence of the country. The Maldives are comprised of nearly…

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islands are no more than 1m above sea level, within 100 years the Maldives could become
uninhabitable. If this occurs, the country's 360,000 citizens would be forced to evacuate. The
question is, where do they evacuate to? The Republic of the Maldives had a GDP averaging
between 8.1 in 1990…


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