Disrupting the carbon cycle has serious impacts on the planet. Something as “little” as offsetting the natural flow of carbon affects everything that is linked to carbon (in other words, all life on Earth). Let’s take a look at how pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the ocean impact the planet. Continue reading
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Day 18: How a tiny country fought with the rest of the world to reduce climate change (Part Two – The Voice)
We left off in Part One with a brief overview of the Maldives, a tiny country made up of a thousand islands in the Indian Ocean with a huge threat looming over them: the risk of their country simply vanishing into the ocean due to the rising sea-level. This is what former President Mohamed Nasheed did about it when he was president of the Maldives from 2008 to 2012. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should watch the Island President to see this inspiring story in action.
Day 17: How a tiny country fought with the rest of the world to reduce climate change (Part one – The Threat)
The Maldives is a tiny country of huge importance. You might have heard of it because it looks and feels like paradise. It is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and high-end resorts. But it has a terrifying history, is host to an inspiring battle against climate change, has a powerful voice that confronted big countries, and has known big victories and tragedies over recent years. Continue reading