Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The disappearance of the Maldives

Maps of our world have been changing since man wished to sketch out its morphology on a piece of paper. Today, despite having photographic evidence of our world from outer space, this past fact is also the case. The 13th edition of the "Times Comprehensive Altlas of the World" has many alterations, in respect to the previous editions, due to the current climate change, i.e. global warming. 

The Maldives are a complexion of islands located in the Indian Ocean. This country is currently experiencing the effects of climate change, which will result in the disappearance of the Maldives. It is believed, by scientists, that the island nation will be under water within the next 50 years. 

This of course will not only be destructive for the people of the Maldives, but will create enormous problems for the eco-system of the area, a moral and ethical problem in regards to who will accept its population and government and many more. What effects will it have on how society functions today, where global warming is inevitably a negative result?However climate change will not only have a negative effect on the Maldives, but also Tuvalu and Kiribati in the Pacific, Thailand and many more coastal states around the world.

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