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Maldives President Calls Underwater Cabinet Meeting: Tells His Ministers to Take Scuba Lessons

Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has asked his cabinet members to take scuba lessons and learn underwater signs in preparation for a cabinet meeting he has called for October 17 – the reason for the lessons and sign language is because the meeting will be held 20 feet underwater. The small low-lying nation archipelago averages only seven feet above sea-level, and…

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On the Ground in Maldives – Reflections from the Front Lines of Global Warming

Writer and Human Rights Officer for the UN Secretariat Mehrunnisa Yusuf reflects on a recent visit to the island nation of Maldives, and how their approach to adaptation to climate change should send a message to the rest of the world.