The Maldives, a chain of atolls located about 250 miles south of India, are notable for being strikingly beautiful and also being the lowest country in the world. On average, the land is only about two feet above sea level — meaning that the country is in a particularly perilous position due to climate change and rising seas. While the hotel room is novel, beautiful, and luxurious, the threat the nation faces is very real. To hammer home the reality, the president has even held a meeting of his cabinet underwater.
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