Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is no stranger to using blunt tactics and messages when it comes to climate change. Last fall, he held a cabinet meeting underwater to drive home the threat rising sea levels pose to his low-lying island nation. A team of scientists in 2008 predicted average sea levels would rise between 2’5” and 6’6” by the year 2100 because high temperatures are expanding the oceans and rapidly melting glaciers and ice sheets. This rise in sea level would threaten the very existence of the Maldives, which lie just 4’9” above sea level. In other words, the Maldives …
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Josh Nelson is a campaign manager at CREDO Mobile.