Sinking island's nationals seek new home -

November 13, 2008

Quite a different crisis for this new president from what Barack Obama will be facing.

<blockquote>MALE, Maldives (CNN) – The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate – his entire country.
Much of Male, capital of the Maldives, was flooded following the 2004 tsunami.

Mohamed "Anni" Nasheed, a former political prisoner, was sworn in Tuesday after he unseated Asia's longest-serving leader in the country's first multi-party elections two weeks ago. He inherits an island nation with several problems.

Foremost among them: the very likely possibility that the Maldives will sink under water if the current pace of climate change keeps raising sea levels.

</blockquote>The effects of global warming are real and they are happening now.

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