Effects of global warming on oceans
Foreign Minister of the Maldives Abdulla Shahid says that his country could lose entire islands unless it can access cheap financing to fight climate change.
The MT "New Diamond" is towed out of sea off the coast of Sri Lanka amid major fears of a massive oil spill after the ship caught fire yesterday, killing one Filipino crewman. The Panamanian-registered ship carries about 270,000 tonnes of crude oil. The government of the Maldives has expressed worry, with a presidential minister saying that the country needs to take all precautions to prevent oil from reaching its shores.