Home > From the WWW > Maldives at Risk

Maldives at Risk

(by Lori Brown, via Earth911.com)

With its white sand beaches, clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, palm trees and warm weather, the Republic of Maldives attract an average 0f 700,000 tourists each year. That’s pretty impressive, considering that annual rate nearly doubles the population of the island nation. But what Maldivians and tourists alike love about the archipelago country may just be the very thing that threatens its existence.

Though Maldivians contribute relatively very little to global climate change, they find themselves the most vulnerable to its affects. They are a nation directly affected by the actions of others. This realization has led to a “lead by example” mentality, placing the Maldives as one of the most environmentally forward thinking nations in the world.

Click here to read more from Earth911.com.

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: