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Maldives, sea level rise -

The future of our country, the future of our people, the future of our culture โ€” it all depends on our action today. Aminath Shauna-- MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT,CLIMATE CHANGE AND TECHNOLOGY, MALDIVES Key points The Maldives could disappear by the end of the century if the world does not act quickly, said the countryโ€™s minister of environment, climate change and technology. Aminath Shauna told CNBC โ€œthere is no higher ground for usโ€ as the country lies at risk from extreme flooding. The World Economic Forum has estimated that by 2050, 80% of people in the world will be impacted by...

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coastal erosion, flooding, Nigeria, sea level rise -

Cars and houses submerged in water, commuters wading through buses knee-high in floods, and homeowners counting the cost of destroyed properties. Welcome to Lagos during rainy season. Residents of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are used to the yearly floods that engulf the coastal city during the months of March to November. In mid-July, however, the major business district of Lagos Island experienced one of its worst floods in recent years. "It was very bad, and unusual," Eselebor Oseluonamhen, 32 told CNN. "I drove out of my house ... I didn't realize it had rained so much ... There was...

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