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(CNN) - The President of the Maldives is to chair an underwater Cabinet meeting tomorrow to highlight the threat global warming and rising sea levels pose to his low-lying nation.
President Mohamed Nasheed and 14 of his government ministers will don scuba gear and descend to a table six meters underwater.
To prepare, the ministers have been learning the basics of scuba diving on the weekends. Nasheed already is a certified diver.
The Maldives is the lowest-lying country on the planet, with the majority of the island’s landmass less than two meters above sea level. Its highest point is only just over the height of an average man above the waters of the surrounding Indian Ocean.
As sea levels have risen over 20 centimeters in the last century, scientists predict that by the end of this century the Maldives may be uninhabitable - a modern day Atlantis consumed by the sea.
Earlier this year President Nasheed announced he was looking to relocate the country to new lands - possibly in India, Sri Lanka or Australia - and was putting aside funds from the island’s main source of income, tourism, for that purpose.
Nasheed is also looking to the climate change conference in Copenhagen at the end of the year to help the islands with the problem of rising sea levels.
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