Good morning, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. Sea-level rise is threatening the Maldives, the Indian Ocean nation made up of 1,200 islands, 80 percent of which are less than a meter above sea level. The country will will be largely uninhabitable by the end of this century, according to a 2010 review article in Science by Robert J. Nicholls and Anny Cazenave. Former President Mohamed Nasheed put the Maldives on the map by calling attention to predictions that his nation was disappearing from it. A coup forced Nasheed from power this week, and the U.S. has recognized the new government. The new regime's position on global climate policy is not yet established. Nor is it known if they'll share Nasheed's penchant for publicity -- and try to top the 2009 cabinet meeting he held under water, in scuba gear.
And now the week's best of Bloomberg Sustainability News:
Sustainability Is the Moneyball of the Global Economy
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- Peak Oil Scare Fades as Shale, Deepwater Wells Gush Crude
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- Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O
Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer
Velvet Underground to Warhol Estate: Hands off the Banana
America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models (HBR)
Aging Population Pulls Sony Toward Medical Technology
Asia's 1.25 Billion Over 60 by 2050 Shows Why Bonds Beat Stocks
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