The government of the Maldives is to hold a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming, BBC reported today. President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet will sign a document during the 17 October dive, calling for global cuts in carbon emissions.

An adviser to the president told the BBC the dive was “a bit of fun” but the cabinet intended to send a serious message about rising sea levels.

The low-lying island nation says it faces being wiped out if oceans rise. 

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9 October 2009

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