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Gannet colony, Eldey island, Iceland (63°44’ N, 22°57’ W).Barrier reef, Queensland, Australia (16°55’ S, 146°03’ E).Islet in the terraced rice fields of Bali, Indonesia (8°30’ S, 115°26’ E).
The Maelifell volcano on the edge of the Myrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland (63°51’ N, 19°13’ W).Center-Pivot irrigation, Ma’an, Jordan (29°36’ N, 35°34’ E).Village of Koh Panyi, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand (8°20’ N, 98°30’ W).
Wind turbines of Banning Pass, near Palm Springs, California, United States (33°55’ N, 116°42’ W).Salmon farm near Mechuque in the Chauques Islands, Chile (42°17’ S, 73°34’ W).Goz Amer Sudanese refugee camps, near the Sudanese border, Chad (12°00’ N, 21°23’ E).
Moshav (co-operative village) farm at Nahalal, Jezrael plain, Israel (32°41’ N, 35°13’ E).The Separation Wall built by Israel in the West Bank (31°50’ N, 35°14’ E).Pink ebony on the Kaw mountain, French Guiana (4°30’ N, 52°00’ W).
Saint-Laurent-Nouan electronuclear power station, Loir-et-Cher, France (47°42’ N, 1°35’ E).Marking in a field of GM maize in Grézet-Cavagnan, Lot et Garonne, France (44°23’ N, 0°07’ E).Salt formations on the west coast of the Dead Sea, Israel (31°20’ N, 35°25’ E).
Kilimandjaro’s disappearing snow, Tanzania (3°04’ S, 37°22’ E).Feedlot near Bakersfield, California, United States (36°19’N, 120°16’ W).Nets used for drying algae, Wando Archipelago, South Korea (34°19’ N, 127°05’ E).
New Palm oil plantation, near Pundu, Borneo, Indonesia (1°59’ S, 113°06’ E).Back from fishing in Kayar, Senegal (14°55’ N, 17°07’ W).Delmas open-air coal mine, Republic of South Africa (26°10
Isolated tree in a eucalyptus plantation, Indonesia (1°54’ S, 112°29’ E).Sanlúcar la Mayor solar thermoelectric power station, near Seville, Andalusia, Spain (37°26’ N, 6°15’W).Mbeubeuss dumpsite in Malika, in Dakar, Senegal (14°48’ N, 17°19’ W).
Market near Surulere in Lagos, Nigeria (6°31’ N, 3°22’ E).Holmsarlon lake near the Myrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland (63°51’ N, 19°53’ W).Louis-Saint-Laurent icebreaker in Resolute Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada (74°42’ N, 95°18’ W).




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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