Do you still remember all those scary reports at the beginning of the millennium that the Maldives would sink into the sea as early as 2020? Well, the islands are still there and huge amounts of investment are being made in new airports for tourism. Silly climate alarmism can’t keep up with reality.
Would you build new airports if they would soon sink into the sea? I will not do that. The government of Maldives will also probably think the same. A lot of money is being spent on expanding the infrastructure of the island state. According to Maldivian media, another four new airports are expected to be completed this year alone. An existing airport is to be further expanded.
The plans, which have been in progress for several years along with the new airport, are intended to help cope with the increasingly high influx of tourists wanting to visit the island paradise in the Indian Ocean. After all, more than 1.5 million people visit the Maldives every year, and they rely on air transportation between the different islands. Related construction projects had already been started or implemented. If one believed that the islands would soon sink into the sea due to the ominous rise in sea level, one would not take such steps.
With 1,192 islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers (slightly more than the area of Austria), a reliable domestic transport infrastructure is extremely important. And since the Maldivian government clearly believes in a positive future, investments are being made accordingly. Existential fear about climate change and sea level rise? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say this?
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