Maldives looking for new land

A while back I wrote a post saying that it was "Official: The Maldives is the most beautiful place on earth." So you know I have a warm spot for it (or is it them?).

An article ran in the New York Times Magazine recently, saying:
"[...]Last November, when Nasheed proposed moving all 300,000 Maldivians to safer territory, he named India, Sri Lanka and Australia as possible destinations and described a plan that would use tourism revenues from the present to establish a sovereign wealth fund with which he could buy a new country — or at least part of one — in the future. “We can do nothing to stop climate change on our own, and so we have to buy land elsewhere,” Nasheed said in November.[...]" (from "A new home for my country")
Wow.


Posted on May 18, 2009 and filed under Life.