The Maldives - Sea Level Rise

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 13:41
How much of the land is below 1m?
80%
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What is the population of the Maldives?
300,000 people
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How many islands make up the Maldives and how many are inhabited?
1,190 island, 199 are inhabited
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How long before the Maldives will be completely submerged at the current rate?
50-100 years
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What is the environmental impact involving loss of beaches?
Leads to loss of habitat and exposes land behind beaches to flooding
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What is the environmental impact involving loss of soil and how thick is the layer of soil?
Soil could wash away preventing the growth of plants, soil is 20cm thick
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What are the 3 social impacts of the flooding?
Houses damaged, communities homeless and less fresh water as supplies are polluted by the sea
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What are the 3 economic impacts of flooding?
Loss if tourism (main industry), airport closed down, disrupts the fishing industry (largest export) by damaging fish processing plants
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How much was given by Japan to build a sea wall, what does it protect and how high was it?
$60 million given, protects Male (the capital city) and it is 3m high
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What did the government do and encourages other governments to mimic?
Became carbon neutral
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What does the government aim to do to home Maldivian's when the Maldives become inhabitable?
They aim to buy land in India and Australia to move Maldivian's there
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