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Maldives: please save me from sinking!

2009-12-15 03:56:34 GMT2009-12-15 11:56:34 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

An areal view shows a resort island in the Maldives December 14, 2009. Reuters Photo

An areal view shows a resort island in the Maldives December 14, 2009. Reuters Photo

A boat cruises at an atoll in the Maldives December 14, 2009. Reuters Photo

Maldives has a population of some 400,000 islanders, whose livelihood from fishing and tourism is being hit by climate change.

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed said in November that 2 degrees Celsius warming would risk swamping the sand-rimmed coral atolls and islets, dotted with palm trees and mangrove clumps, that form his small country.

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