The Maldives are only about 1 meter above sea-level. If nothing is done, they will disappear in 100 years.
Next will come other costal cities - Dublin, London, New York, etc.
We can take the first step towards stopping this by insisting that industrial powerhouses such as the USA ratify the Kyoto protocol. WE MUST ACT NOW.
The Maldives is our poster-child. If we save it, we have saved our own homes.