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Village near Mopti, Mali (14°50’ N, 4° 09’ W).Young girls carrying buckets in the Dogon region, near Bandiagara, Mali (14°20’ N, 3°37’ W).Rice harvest near Mopti, Mali (14°23’ N, 4°21’ W).
Boat on the Niger river, Timbuktu region, Mali (16°38’ N, 3°04’ W).Goats and camels at a well in Ti-n-Tehoun, Timbuktu region, Mali (16°58’N, 2°57’W).Dromedary caravan near Tichit, Mauritania (17°29’ N, 9°06’ W).
Makoko shanty town, Lagos lagoon, Lagos state, Nigeria (6°30’ N, 3°24’ E).Obagi oil installation, Rivers, Nigeria (5°14’ N, 6°37’E).Humid area near Surgut, Siberia, Russia (61°36’ N, 73°07’ E).
Pelicans in the Senegal River Delta near St. Louis, Djoudj National Park Sanctuary, Senegal (16°25’ N, 16°16’ W).Vegetable crops along the Senegal River near Saint-Louis, Senegal (16°32’ N, 16°09’ W).Satellite dishes on the roofs of Aleppo, Syria (36°13’ N, 37°10’ E).
Children in a courtyard, Hlatikulu, Shiselweni, Kingdom of Swaziland (26°58’ S, 31°19’ E).Paths converging toward a refugee camp in Darfur near the Sudanese border, Ouaddai Region, Chad (2°14’ N, 21°24’ E).Oil fields near Bakersfield, California, United States (35°27’ N, 119°43’ W).
Portrait of Nelson Mandela on a cooling tower of the Orlando Power Plant in Soweto, Gauteng Province, Republic of South Africa (26°15’ S, 27°56’ E).The Orinoco River near the Esmeralda (Amazon Rain Forest), Amazonas region, Venezuela (3°10’ N, 65°33’ W).Aviation Sans Frontières mission in Casamance, Senegal (12°29’ N, 16°33’ W).
Southside Seoul, South Korea (37°29’ N, 126°57’ E).Flooded house south of Dhaka, Bangladesh (23°41’ N, 90°25’ E).Transport of charcoal, Haïti (18°35’ N, 72°00’ W).
Plowing in Hlatikulu, Shiselweni Region, Kingdom of Swaziland (26°56’ S, 31°21’ E).Beach Resort near Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (29°00’ N, 13°28’ W).Forest of Saint-Hyacinthe, Montérégie, Québec, Canada (45°37’ N, 75°57’ W).
Bungle Bungle National Park, Halls Creek, Kimberley, Australia (17°31’ S, 128°20’ E).The Mahajilo river crossing the eroded plateaus east of Miandrivazo, Madagascar (19°31’ S, 45°28’ E).Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal (27°59’ N, 86°56’ E).




Malé Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives (4°10’ N, 75°30’ E).

The capital of the Maldives Republic, Malé, is located at the junction of two atolls and concentrates the country’s political, administrative, economic, and cultural functions on 0.6 mi 2 (1.5 km2). The city is home to little more than a fourth of all Maldivians, about 70,000 inhabitants. Malé is protected on all sides from rising sea levels by jetties, built with the technical and financial assistance of Japan. While the atoll’s culminating point is 13 ft (4 m) above sea level, 80 percent of the islands are only 3 feet above that level, and experts estimate that the Maldives are threatened in the short term. But even before being submerged, the Maldives will have to face other problems caused by increasing air and sea temperatures: acceleration of coastal erosion, disruption of marine fauna and flora, and salinization of groundwater. Fishing and tourism, the country’s two essential sources of revenue, will come to an end. Though they only contribute 0.001 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the Maldives will be one of the first countries affected by a rise in sea levels.


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