You ever get the filling that the world is getting stranger and stranger? Take, for instance, the people of Maldives thinking about moving. All of them. Because their island may or may not sink into the ocean. Remember Waterworld?
Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed, a former political prisoner, was sworn in Tuesday after he unseated Asia’s longest-serving leader in the country’s first multi-party elections two weeks ago. He inherits an island nation with several problems.Foremost among them: The very likely possibility that the Maldives will sink under water if the current pace of climate change keeps raising sea levels. The Maldives is an archipelago of almost 1,200 coral islands located south-southwest of India. Most of the islands lie just 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) above sea level. And so the tourist nation, which has white sandy beaches that lure well-heed Westerners, wants to set aside some of the billion dollars a year it receives from tourism and spend that money on buying a new homeland.”We will invest in land,” Nasheed said. “We do not want to end up in refugee tents if the worst happens.”
Hey, you Maldives guys? You can stay at my place. Just don’t touch my Xbox.