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Global warming skeptics, look at this photo of the capital of the Maldives and deny climate change

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While the sources of greenhouse gases are often in the industrial world, consequences often are visible in non-industrial areas. The Indian Ocean nation of Maldives, which is struggling to hold back rising seas, is one such example. The capital Malé, seen here, is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Nearly 104,000 people are crammed onto an island about a square mile in size.

Maldives has an international airport on Hulhulé Island. The runway is just 6 feet above sea level. At high tide, that can narrow to just 20 inches.

Karumba in The Maldives
Image by Merlin_1 via Flickr
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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/12/05 at 10:16