These are coral atolls, turquoise jewels in the deep blues of the Indian Ocean. They took 30 million years to form and will be gone in another 50-100 years because of rising sea levels resulting from global warming. We live on an interdependent globe where our actions of material consumption and disposal are directly creating dire consequences for our fellow humans. Not only the Maldives are doomed but so are the major coastal cities on Earth. Millions of humans will move to the higher ground causing socio-political & economic upheavals. Now is the time for damage control to avoid such a fate for us all.