Maldives look to buy new homeland
It is strange and frightening, as a young person engaged in the fight against climate change for only a few short years, to have dramatic events that were previously discussed only in the future tense move into the present. “Entire populations inhabiting low-lying islands will become refugees as sea levels rise,” a talking point for climate advocates for many years, is rapidly becoming, “Entire populations inhabiting low-lying islands are becoming refugees as sea levels rise.” As the stakes grow higher, it's more important than ever to build the foundations of worldwide support and peaceful advocacy to stem this tide.
This article was reported in the Guardian:
The Maldives will begin to divert a portion of the country's billion-dollar annual tourist revenue into buying a new homeland - as an insurance policy against climate change that threatens to turn the 300,000 islanders into environmental refugees, the country's first democratically elected president has told the Guardian...