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Posted Mon Mar 19 2012: from BusinessGreen:
Maldives ex-president vows to keep fighting for swift action on climate change
When Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed resigned last month, many people outside the archipelago were shocked to hear the leader, famed for once holding a scuba diving underwater cabinet conference to raise the alarm on rising sea levels, may have been ousted in a de facto coup. The country was plunged into a political crisis when Nasheed agreed to step down on 7 February amid protests against his rule. He later said he was forced to leave by an army "mutiny" and resigned at gunpoint, a claim denied by Mohamed Waheed -- Nasheed's successor and former vice president, who said the transfer of power was constitutional.... Nasheed's resignation will also come as a blow to those countries arguing for swift action on climate change. He was widely hailed as a leading voice for the small island states, many of which will be the first to suffer from rising sea levels.
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It appears sea level rise struck early for President Nasheed.

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