Angry Tundra: see first posting March 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dark clouds over the Maldives

oil on canvas 100 * 100 cm

Maldives, island paradise! The Maldives are well known for their coral reefs and luxery tourism. But for how long? On average the island rises only 1 meter above sea level. Already they're having serious problems with storms flooding parts of the islands. On the other hand, coral grows, thats why these islands have kept up with rising sea levels in the past. The question is: will the coral be able to keep up with the rapid rise of the sea level this century? Scientists still don't know enough about coral growth to be certain.

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