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Title: Global Warming The Maldives

Global Warming The Maldives
  • By Laura Transom

What is Global Warming?
  • The increase in the temperature on earth
  • Is created by more energy arriving than leaving
  • The warming trend of about 1 degree Fahrenheit
    has been recorded since the late 19th century

The Causes of Global Warming
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Burning of fossil fuels wood
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Aerosol sprays, refrigeration air conditioning
  • Methane
  • Vegetation Burning leakage of pipelines
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Chemical fertilizers in modern agriculture

The Effects of Global Warming
  • Global warming is heating the Artic ice
  • Polar bears are unlikely to survive
  • Climate models predict that by 2050 half the
    volume of the Artic Sea will be gone
  • The melting of terrestrial glaciers will push sea
    levels up between 10 and 90 centimeters
  • Coastal zones and small islands are extremely
    vulnerable to the rise in sea levels!

The Maldives
  • A chain of 1,192 small islands arranged in
    clusters in the Indian Ocean
  • The highest elevation is 6 ft above sea level
  • Rising oceans will some day submerge the

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The Maldives
Tourism in the Maldives
  • Tourism is vital to the Maldives
  • The waters contain three-quarters of the worlds
    reef-fish species and have become world famous
    for snorkeling

Coral Reef Bleaching
  • Widespread coral reef bleaching in 1998 occurred
    due to temporary higher water temperatures
    associated with El Nino.
  • The reefs provide shoreline protection by
    reducing storm damage and flooding by intense
    waves, as well as supporting the shorelines from
    coastal erosion.

The Effects of Global Warming on the Maldives
  • Rising seas would impact the coastal freshwater
  • The peoples need for drinking, washing, and the
    efficiency of the local sewer systems would be
  • As a result, the possibility of widespread
    tropical communicable diseases results from
    inadequate drinking water.
  • The health of the people would generate the need
    of the Maldivians to leave their small island

In Conclusion The Effects of Global Warming on
the Maldives
  • Human health will have wide-ranging consequences
    as a result of climate change.
  • Rising sea temperatures sea levels impact all
    aspects of life
  • These islanders have everything to lose by the
    report that the Artic is warming at an accurate
    rate and will possibly rise three feet by 2100.

How ironical it is for the country that does not
contribute to global warming caused by human use
of fossil fuel, could bear the greatest of global
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