Time is Run­ning Out

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

It is easy to for­get about nu­mer­ous is­sues plagu­ing the en­vi­ron­ment when half of our world has been plunged into chaos in­volv­ing mur­der­ous ram­pages and geno­cides. Yet, pro­tect­ing our ecosys­tem has never been as im­por­tant as it is now and un­less we take nec­es­sary mea­sures to safe­guard it, we may as well be look­ing at the end of civ­i­liza­tion as we know it.

Global warm­ing is one ma­jor is­sue that is caus­ing dis­rup­tions in our phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment, the most no­table of which is the ris­ing sea level on the coastal belt of Mal­dives. The coun­try is just 1.2 me­tres above sea level, mak­ing it par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble to floods and tsunamis that have the po­ten­tial to lit­er­ally wipe it off the face of the map. The gov­ern­ment of Mal­dives should col­lab­o­rate with the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to try and fig­ure out a so­lu­tion

to this prob­lem soon be­fore it is too late.

Sam­ina Khan

Malé, Mal­dives

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