Government officials from the tiny nation of Maldives held an underwater cabinet meeting this weekend. The purpose: to heighten global warming awareness. Maldives is the lowest-lying country in the world.
President Mohammed Nasheed held the meeting with 13 others. They sat in chairs 20 feet under the water’s surface at the bottom of a lagoon. At an average of 7 feet above sea level, Maldives could someday be in danger of being swamped by the Indian Ocean should sea levels rise due to melting ice caps.