Reposted from the No Trick Zone
By P Gosselin on November 20, 2020
Despite all the money-generating gloomy predictions about sinking islands, in 2013 we reported on how the Maldives were planning to build 30 new luxury hotels for future tourists.
The holiday island of Landaa Giraavaru (Baa Atoll), Photo by: Frédéric Ducarme – CC BY-SA 4.0.
UnderWater in 7 years?
We remember how former President of the Maldives, Mohamed, Nasheed, said in 2012, "If carbon emissions increase as they increase today, my country will be underwater in seven years."
4 new airports!
Well, today the islands haven't gone underwater and remain popular with tourists like never before. And to transport the 1.7 million (2019) tourists to and from the holiday islands, the Maldives recently opened 4 new airports, according to the German website Aero here !.
Long-term investments defy alarmist claims
No, the airports are not designed to evacuate tourists because sea levels are "rising rapidly," as climate alarmists claim. The airports are a long-term investment aimed at attracting even more tourists and they are based on the forecast that in 30 or 50 years they will still be very open. Obviously, the catastrophic climate warnings are not being heeded. Most likely, these warnings are not serious at all.
The Maldives comprise 1200 islands, which have been made accessible via a total of ten airports. However, they are not enough to handle the expected traffic. This year alone, four new domestic airports will be opened, said Minister of Transport and Aviation Aishath Nahula.
Deforestation, paved beaches
The new airports will have runways 2200 meters long so that commercial passenger jets can take off and land. According to Aero, around $ 52 million was financed from Abu Dhabi to cover construction costs, citing the Arab business news site.
Environmentalists expressed anger about the project because "forests had to be cut down and beaches concreted".
Hat tip: The cold sun