Maldives

    The president-elect of the Maldives, a nation of 1,200 low islands in the Indian Ocean, is planning to establish an investment fund with some of its earnings from tourism so it can buy a haven for its citizens should global warming raise sea levels at a dangerous pace, according to several news reports. Mohamed Nasheed, a former political prisoner who was sworn in Tuesday as the country’s first democratically elected president, named Sri Lanka and India as possible spots for a refuge, according to the BBC. (The New York Times)

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