Calm beaches, long white stretches of sand, sunny days, a million shades of blue, rich underwater life, paradise… this is what comes to mind for most of us when we think of The Maldives (well, for those who have heard about it. You’d be surprised how many people have said to me “Maldives? Where is that?”). All these ideas and more cannot be any truer when it comes to these majestic islands in the middle of nowhere. Actually, to be honest, it was even better than I had hoped it would be. Sadly, because of global warming and rising sea levels, The Maldives is considered one of the most dangerous places to live. At a maximum elevation of only 2 meters (6 feet) above sea level, you can deduct for yourself what may one day happen to these paradisiac islands. I sure hope I’m not around to witness it, but The Maldives is still vulnerable to rising sea levels, tsunamis, erosion, and isolation.