Monday, April 06, 2009

Revisiting the Maldives Question

Today I read that the president of the Maldives is to ask the Queen of England to help him stop his archipelago nation from disappearing under the ocean due o global warming and rising sea levels.

Hasn't he heard of King Canute?

But seriously, the Maldives are not going under at all. Scientific studies that have been suppressed by the Maldives government show conclusively that in recent decades the islands have been rising relative to sea level. You can read about it here.

The main problem in the Maldives is coastal erosion due to over development. But no-one on the tourism gravy train wants you to know that.