Maldives Coastal Flooding - Case Study

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  • Created on: 23-04-16 14:46

Background

The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives are home to several ecosystems, but are most famous for their variety of coral reefs. The fishing industry contributes to 15% of the country’s GDP. Tourism contributes to 28% of the GDP. Due to the low-lying ground, farming is impossible. Due to sea level rise due to global warming, the Maldives are the third most endangered country due to flooding from global warming.

Economic Impacts

More money has to be spent on defences and less on public services and development. The rising sea levels will threaten…

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