By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media
A story from the BBC caught our attention yesterday about a creative way the president of the Republic of Maldives, a small island country in the Indian Ocean, and his cabinet are trying to draw attention to the issue of climate change.
Because most of the island country lies about a meter (3.2 feet) above sea level, according to the BBC, the country is at risk of disappearing with even a minor change in sea level.
According to a UN Web site, sea levels are predicted to increase 18-58 centimeters (7-22.8 inches) by the end of the century.
The dive is planned for October 17, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.