The new president of the Maldives, a tiny nation comprised of low-lying islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean, has said the country will begin using a portion of its tourism money to buy a new homeland for its citizens given that sea-level rise from climate change may eventually make many of the islands uninhabitable. “We can do nothing to stop climate change on our own and so we have to buy land elsewhere. It’s an insurance policy for the worst possible outcome,” said President Mohamed Nasheed.