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On the basis of what is known about the accumulation of greenhouse gases , there is consensus among scientists that a rise in sea level , consequent on a rise in global temperature , could submerge the Maldives in a twenty - first ...
A rise of even a degree or two could have sweeping repercussions , altering patterns of rainfall , intensifying drought , raising the sea level , causing floods and storms , and affecting farming , the availability of food , and health ...
Tourism , which is predominantly shorebased , would be an early casualty of sea - level rise . Many islands in the Caribbean and the Indian and Pacific oceans are already susceptible to hurricanes that cause massive damage , and warming ...
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Our Country, The Planet: Forging A Partnership For SurvivalUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This book addresses the question: "If the development of the quarter of the world's people who are now rich has brought us all so close to the limits of sustainable living on Earth, how is the ... Read full review
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Our Country, The Planet: Forging A Partnership For Survival
Shridath S. Ramphal
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