A news report on the effects of sea level rise on the Maldives. The oceans are rising by 9mm per year, meaning the islanders may have to abandon their homes before the end of the century. There are new efforts to stop the coral islands from being lost beneath the waves. Sea walls hold back the water and new land is being reclaimed from the sea.

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Bitesize Secondary, Geography
First broadcast:
16 March 2006

Look at alternative projections for rises in global temperature and sea level and examine what effect each would have on the Maldives. Consider what measures can be put in place to deal with each scenario. Look at case studies from both the developed and the developing world where attempts have been made to protect low-lying land, and the homes and businesses on it, from rising sea levels and potential flooding.