Rising seas and water shortages: Can fortress islands help the Maldives survive the climate crisis?

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Euronews (English)

Rising sea levels threaten to swamp the Maldives and the Indian Ocean archipelago is already out of drinking water. But the new president says he has scrapped plans to relocate citizens. Instead, President Mohamed Muizzu promises the low-lying nation will beat back the waves through ambitious land reclamation and building islands higher. Environmental and rights groups have warned such could even exacerbate flooding risks. The Maldives is on the front line of the climate crisisAn upmarket holiday destination, the Maldives is famed for its white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and vast coral re…

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