Maldives To Drown By The End Of The Century

The Maldives government says the country will drown by the end of the century due to other people’s “carbon emissions.”

Climate change: Maldives minister on carbon emitters, weather crisis

Ten years ago they said the same thing.

New deal tabled at climate talks after rebellion | Reuters

Twelve years ago they held a cabinet meeting underwater too show how imperiled they were.

17 Oct 2009, 2 – The Missoulian at Newspapers.com

In 1989, experts said the Maldives would drown by the year 2018, unless global communism was implemented.

26 Sep 1988 – Threat to islands

26 Jan 1989 – Call for anti-greenhouse action – Trove

In fact the world only had until the year 2000 to stop global warming.

Mercury News: Search Results

Meanwhile, back in the real world the Maldives are growing and people with money are investing heavily.

Hundreds of Pacific Islands are getting bigger despite global warming – ABC News

Inhabitants of Maldives Atoll Fear a Flood of Saudi Money – The New York Times

Maldives to open five new airports in 2019 – Maldives Insider

Luxury homes for sale in Maldives | JamesEdition

Live Cam Kuredu Island Resort

Things weren’t always this good in the Maldives however. In 1837, the islands actually were drowning.

17 Feb 1837 – ACCOUNT OF THE MALDIVES. – Trove

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10 Responses to Maldives To Drown By The End Of The Century

  1. Timo, Not That One says:

    Maybe the Maldives leadership should shift there demands for help by claiming disaster due to over-growth of their islands due to Glow Ball Warming.

    “Our beaches will become landlocked!”

  2. Russell Hicks says:

    The Chinese run the UN, funny how all UN policy is anti-west, pro-China.

  3. desert fish says:

    And here in the US, beachfront properties are the hottest segment in the real estate market despite rising cost of FEMA flood insurance, which is another name for a tax on expensive homes.

  4. will FORD says:

    I kinda call this that “MALE BOVINE SCATOLIGY”. I JUST DON’T BUY IT!…FOR one thing it msnbc and cnbc, THEY LIE constantly! WHERE are your measurements from years ago on SEA LEVELS AND those compared to today’s levels? CHARTS & GRAPHS?? WE NEED A TONY HELLER measurement series on this…IMO! YOU people blabbing all this BS can KMRA!

  5. Francis Barnett says:

    Don’t bother Tony with that, he has important work to do.
    The impending tsunami of global sea level rise seems to be all in the minds of the wokesters.

    “given that the absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year”

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/globalregionalcomparison.html

  6. johnbuk says:

    What are they complaining about?
    By then we’ll have electric powered submarines that can fly. So those new underwater airports will be ideal for the influx of tourists that don’t want to cycle to the Maldives.

  7. william says:

    Paper 5: Status of Coral Mining in the Maldives: Impacts and Management Options – By Abdulla Naseer, Marine Research Section, Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture Malé, Republic of Maldives

    1. INTRODUCTION

    Coral rock is the main aggregate for most construction purposes in Maldives. In 1986 the demand for coral aggregate for the construction industry in Malé Atoll, the industrial center of the country, was estimated at 0.5 million cubic feet/year. Although no recent estimates have been made, it is thought that demand is probably at its limit now and according to predictions, the current methods of mining would exhaust the coral buildings in N. Malé Atoll within a maximum of 30 years if coral mining is not controlled. There are many problems associated with the current mining practices. Biological surveys of mined sites indicate mat the coral diversity and abundance have been decreased dramatically. In addition to this, little recovery was seen at sites intensively mined over 16 years ago.

    3. CORAL MINING IN MALDIVES – BACKGROUND

    3.1 Introduction

    Coral mining is an important activity in Maldives having long-lasting impacts on reefs. Coral is virtually the only building material available in the country and coral mining is widespread. The demand for coral has increased at an enormous rate during the last decade owing to increased development in the country. Recent studies had led to concerns over the sustainability of the reefs subject to coral mining activities.

    With the introduction of tourism in the country in the early seventies and with the increased development in Malé, the construction industry grew at a tremendous rate with demand increasing exponentially. The prediction of demand for coral is that the limit will be reached in 2015 A.D. Suitable reefs had become scarce and the government had imposed tentative regulations for coral mining activities in the country.

    https://www.fao.org/3/x5623e/x5623e0o.htm

  8. David G says:

    Apartments on Noosa Main Beach in Australia fetching upwards of $16million. Glorious beach still there…

  9. Kim Iles says:

    You are perhaps aware of this NOAA sea level page (Relative to the land).
    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?id=454-002
    The Maldives is changing very slowly.

  10. Peter says:

    In the real world, sea level in the Maldives has increased by approximately 10cm (4inches) over the last 30 years; about 3.3mm per year. And no sign of any acceleration.

    See: http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/rlr.monthly.plots/1753.png
    And: https://psmsl.org/data/obtaining/map.html#plotTab

    And it seems that the Maldives know that there is no threat from sea-level rise in the near future. In 2020, they opened four new airports.
    https://maldives.net.mv/35056/maldives-to-open-four-new-airports-in-2020/

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