“Sinking” Maldives Clear Forests, Pave Beaches, To Construct Four New Airports For Future Tourism!

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Despite all the money-generating gloomy predictions of sinking islands, we reported in 2013 on how the Maldives was planning to build 30 new luxury hotels for future tourists.

The resort island of Landaa Giraavaru (Baa atoll), photo by: Frédéric DucarmeCC BY-SA 4.0.

Underwater in 7 years?

We recall how in 2012, the former President of the Maldives Islands, Mohamed, Nasheed said: “If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be underwater in seven years.”

4 new airports!

Well, today the islands have not gone underwater and remains popular with tourists like never before. And to help with the job of ferrying the 1.7 million (2019) tourists to and from the resort islands, the Maldives have recently opened 4 new airports, according to German site Aero here!

Long-term investment defies alarmist claims

No, the airports are not designed to evacuate tourists because sea levels are “rapidly rising”, as climate alarmists claim. The airports are a long-term investment aimed at drawing in even more tourists and they are based on the projection that they’ll still be very much in unhindered operation in 30 or 50 years from now. Obviously the catastrophic climate warnings are not being heeded. Most likely these warnings are not really serious at all.

The Maldives comprise 1200 islands, which were made accessible through a total of ten airports. However, they are not enough to handle the expected traffic. So four new domestic airports would open this year alone, announced Transportation and Aviation Minister Aishath Nahula,

Deforestation, paved beaches

The new airports will feature 2200 meter runways, thus allowing commercial passenger jets to takeoff and land. According to Aero, citing the Arabian Business news site, some 52 million dollars was financed by Abu Dhabi to cover the construction costs.

Environmentalists expressed anger at the project because “forests had to be cut down and beaches concreted over”.

Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne

 

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11 responses to ““Sinking” Maldives Clear Forests, Pave Beaches, To Construct Four New Airports For Future Tourism!”

  1. oebele bruinsma

    ” the Maldives have recently opened 4 new airports, according to German site Aero here!” The weight of the landing aircraft will drive the islands down, I fear.

  2. Adam Gallon

    It’d be interesting, to compare photos taken by America of Pacific atolls in WW2, to modern ones.
    Betio, part of the Tarawa atoll.

    https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/kiribati-betio.html

  3. Henning Nielsen

    Always ask yourself why Diego Garcia is not reported as “soon drowning” by the climate alarmists because of man-made co2 emissions. It is even lower above sea level than the Maldives, and in the same ocean. But, you see, there is not so much money to wring from “guily” western states there, the island group being a remnant of the British Empire, and mainly used by the US Air Force, no doubt you have read about B-52 planes that are based there. Who speaks up for Diego Garcia at the IPCC COP conferences? Where is the Guardian? But why would climate activists demand “sin payment” from the UK and the US, only to be see it returned to the same coffers? Therefore, these islands have escaped a cruel submerged fate by the miracle of “no money to be had here, please move on”. Ah, the Maldives! Home of Hypocrisy, where the bartenders tell you to finish your drink quickly before the melting ice cubes cause the glass to overflow.

  4. John F Hultquist

    I’d like a grant to go document the forest, beaches, resorts, and air ports.
    Where do I apply for a grant?

  5. scott

    I would be more worried the island might capsize, from all the weight being on one side of the island, I heard that from a elected member of the House Hank Johnson about another island

  6. Lasse

    It will be fun to see how the planes land under the surface.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKoch_iEos8

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