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President Nasheed amongst TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment for the year 2009

September 25, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The fishermen of the Maldives once referred to their Indian Ocean archipelago as the “land of emergence and submergence.” The tidal currents that swirl within the country’s atolls regularly shift whole beaches of sand from one side of a cove to another, swallowing and spitting out coral and rock. But by the end of this century, according to various scientific projections, the low-lying Maldives may slip below the waters entirely.

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