Maldives: please save me from sinking!

20:27, December 14, 2009      

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An areal view shows a resort island in the Maldives December 14, 2009. Maldives has a population of some 400,000 islanders, whose livelihood from fishing and tourism is being hit by climate change. Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed said in November that 2 degrees Celsius warming would risk swamping the sand-rimmed coral atolls and islets, dotted with palm trees and mangrove clumps, that form his small country. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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