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Apocalyptic island of waste in the Maldives

Apocalyptic island of waste in the Maldives

(3:34) The Maldives is an archipelago (group of islands) in the Indian Ocean known for its beautiful unspoilt beaches, a paradise island for upmarket tourists. BBC's Simon Reeve visits a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see - a huge island waste dump.

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where else should they put it? it is a country made up of little islands. Every part of the world was unspoilt at one point. "I don't mind natural dust but..." YOU ARE STANDING IN A DUMP YOU IDIOT
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where else should they put it? it is a country made up of little islands. Every part of the world was unspoilt at one point. "I don't mind natural dust but..." YOU ARE STANDING IN A DUMP YOU IDIOT
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Guest: Going Down The Pan (1978 days ago)
How can we sustain this ?
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How can we sustain this ?
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Guest: (1978 days ago)
by sending your rubbish there too
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by sending your rubbish there too
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BoreMeEditor BoreMeEditor (1975 days ago)
There's not much incentive to deal with waste properly in the Maldives. Earlier this year, recently-ousted President Nasheed of the Maldives said on Letterman: If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be underwater in seven years. The highest point in the Maldives is 2.4 metres above sea level, that's 7' 10". LINK
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There's not much incentive to deal with waste properly in the Maldives. Earlier this year, recently-ousted President Nasheed of the Maldives said on Letterman: If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be underwater in seven years. The highest point in the Maldives is 2.4 metres above sea level, that's 7' 10". LINK
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LogicIsPower LogicIsPower (1880 days ago)
Latest comment: If all the Life on this planet sent one representative to an Earth Conference where they could vote one species off the planet, do you think we humans would be voted off? I do
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Guest: (1978 days ago)
I can see it now,,,HIPPIE HAVEN...OCCUPY MALDIVES!! No one would complain of the hippies not bathing here. No one would even notice.
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I can see it now,,,HIPPIE HAVEN...OCCUPY MALDIVES!! No one would complain of the hippies not bathing here. No one would even notice.
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