Monday, October 19, 2009

Under the Sea Part II

You may recall a previous post about the cabinet of the government of the Maldives meeting under the sea to bring awareness to climate change. They had their meeting this past Saturday.

Here's part of the story from the Huffington Post:

GIRIFUSHI, Maldives — Members of the Maldives' Cabinet donned scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting staged to highlight the threat of global warming to the lowest-lying nation on earth.

President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 other government officials submerged and took their seats at a table on the sea floor – 20 feet (6 meters) below the surface of a lagoon off Girifushi, an island usually used for military training.

With a backdrop of coral, the meeting was a bid to draw attention to fears that rising sea levels caused by the melting of polar ice caps could swamp this Indian Ocean archipelago within a century. Its islands average 7 feet (2.1 meters) above sea level.

For photos and to read more of this article click here: Under the Sea

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