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The Island President
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One of the most striking impacts of the sea level rise caused by global warming is the gradual drowing of populations that live near the ocean close to sea level. One of the biggest and most well-known is the Maldives, an island country south of India. The people of the Maldives can already see the impacts of the rising sea level, and are deeply concerned about whether their country will someday cease to exist.

This documentary is about Mohammed Nasheed, a former president of the Maldives. He was particularly active in the movement to bring international action to stop carbon dioxide emissions that are causing global warming. His efforts to raise awareness worldwide climaxed with an international summit in Copenhagen, where he pleaded with the world to reign in greenhouse gas emissions.

Essential concepts: Global warming, global climate change, sea level rise, erosion, Maldives.

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