Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Paradise Threatened by Global Warming

Maldives (TGW) – The President of the islands nation Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, called for urgent action against climate change.

The majority of the 1200 islands that make up Maldives are no more than 1 meter above sea level.

"Never in our documented history have so many islands been affected to such an extent. These surges were a grim reminder of the devastating tsunami of 2004 and a clear warning of future disasters," Gayoom said at a conference on development and climate change in Lisbon.

The U.N. estimates 40% of the world’s population lives on the coast.

Via :: Reuters