The Island President Reviews
Sea Levels rise during non glacial periods and lower during glacial periods, this is normal, natural, and been going on long before anyone knew what a hydrocarbon was. The very idea that sea levels are going to rise 3 feet in a short period of time, is nonsensical on its face, but to further claim human activity is why is idiotic.
We are in an interglacial period, until it ends, sea levels will continue to rise, as they have been since the last ice age ended, when we begin to move back toward a glacial period, liquid water will once again become locked up as ice and sea levels will lower. The seas have been rising for 20,000+ years, and will continue to, human activity has nothing to do with it, and is foolish on its face.
So, through this example, we get a disturbing look at what all of our futures may be like if we do not change our ways very soon.(With the use of some great shots, the Maldvies do seem like something out of speculative fiction.) If our behavior affects all others across the globe, then why can't the butterfly flap its wings in the opposite direction, which is where Nasheed comes in, not only in speaking across the world(I'm not recommending invoking World War II usually in speehces, but if you have to, mention Czechoslovakia), but also in proposing to make his country entirely carbon neutral in 10 years by relying on renewable energy sources like solar and wind, making the Maldives an example for the rest of the world. This is harder than it sounds with the economic interests of countries like China and India making things especially difficult with a memorable climax at the climate conference at Copenhagen in 2009. But sadly, Nasheed did not have that much time as he was ousted in a threatened coup in February of this year.
Oh, and he has now had the rug pulled out from under him and been forced to resign.
Suspenseful, engaging. President Nasheed is an incredibly interesting man.