The Researchers from the University of Southampton, The Tyndall Centre for the Climate Change Research at the University of East Angua ( UEA) and TEDI London revealed that there are some basic principles which can raise islands by building new ones around them will help nations like Maldives which will benefit them in long term to not cause sea level rise due to climate change.
Other low-lying Nations with the Maldives have acknowledged by creating artificially boosting heights of the island or constructing new higher islands will result in low sea level rise. Currently, this method will be implemented in Maldives as well as demographic Trends which signifies the difference between the fast-rising population that the outer islands.
Professor Robert Nicholls, The Director of the Tyndall Centre at UEA said that their research indicates that the population of Maldives can only live on two islands that are built and highly elevated than other naturally built islands which destroy because of sea level rise. The Maldives has a 5,00,000 population and it is still growing, which led people to migrate to other countries due to environmental issues like sea level rise faced by the Maldivians.
They already experienced land reclamation by engineers and the government. Due to this, environmental researchers are publishing their findings that how engineers and government support can help Maldivians not to move to another country because of sea level rise.
If people will migrate forcefully to other countries it may result in unemployment, cultural issues and many more social challenges, which is unacceptable to Maldivians. Building new islands can help Maldivians to move slowly to adapt to the area which may also stabilize the climate. The team demonstrate the results are controversial but this can be the only solution the whole population can follow.
Therefore, on February 16, The article ” Pathways to sustain attols under rising sea levels through a land claim and island raising” was published in environmental research. Maldives is famous for many reasons like its culture, mesmerising beaches and amazing landmarks like water sports and adventure activities. Due to its beauty, many tourists visit this country which benefits the economy.
The rising ocean temperatures are impacting the nation and the symbiotic algae in coral are turning white which is also known as bleaching. This creates consequences in the entire coral reef and almost 60 per cent of them are bleached. According to scientists, Maldives may disappear in 2050 due to an increase in global warming.