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Guardian Selling Maldives Holidays

May 6, 2021

By Paul Homewood


h/t Dennis Ambler



 Having lectured us about rising sea levels already today, the Guardian wants us to go on holiday to the drowning Maldives:





Over the years, the Guardian has assured us that the Maldives would soon be swamped, unless we mended our ways. Now they are happy to make money out of selling jet setting holidays there to its well heeled readers!







  1. dave permalink
    May 6, 2021 5:11 pm

    “…Fully Refundable…”

    Well that’s alright, then – if the place sinks, I mean.

  2. Douglas Brodie permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:21 pm

    Despite the climate emergency [©], the last we heard was that the Maldives planned to open four new airports in 2020, see

  3. May 6, 2021 7:07 pm

    Are the Maldives still above water?

  4. Andrew Harding permalink
    May 6, 2021 7:20 pm

    The only ways to get to the remote Maldives is by air or by sea, both of those involve the combustion of fossil fuels, there is no renewable option!

    It is rank hypocrisy of The Guardian to make money from advertising something that increases atmospheric CO2 concentration but fiercely condemn others for doing the same!

  5. Tim Spence permalink
    May 6, 2021 7:27 pm

    It seems strange that a group of islands where the main activities are snorkelling and scuba diving should be called Maldives,

    The number of airports constructed in 2019 was slated as 17, I don’t know how that worked out or how many are now under water !

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 7, 2021 3:38 pm

      Perhaps their airports are for seaplanes and the good old flying boats that were used prior to World War 2.

  6. Ben Vorlich permalink
    May 6, 2021 7:56 pm

    The “Climate Crisis” reveals a cave used in WW1 subsequently buried by a glacier

  7. Broadlands permalink
    May 6, 2021 8:11 pm

    “But can the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report crystallise action?”

    IPCC…Tell us, please, what effective action can be taken that would keep these low-lying islands from disappearing under the waves of impending global warming? Fully refundable?

  8. ThinkingScientist permalink
    May 6, 2021 8:34 pm

    Last chance to see?

    Haven’t they used that slogan?

  9. Dan permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:16 pm

    How many carbon certs for an island?

  10. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    May 6, 2021 9:25 pm

    Up to 82% reduced price today!
    Sounds like a scam to me.
    They must provide a dinghy, one oar, and a week’s supply of fish and chips.
    I think I’ll pass.

  11. Gamecock permalink
    May 6, 2021 10:06 pm

    Jim Bakker went to prison for this.

  12. May 6, 2021 11:55 pm

    Not sure how “tranquil” the Maldives are since someone just blew up the Speaker of their Parliament.

  13. Trainspotter permalink
    May 7, 2021 5:02 am

    The Maldives are Muslim. If you are not of that persuasion I recommend you do not go there.

  14. mikewaite permalink
    May 7, 2021 8:29 am

    Unless you have been multiply vaccinated against SARS Cov2(and actually believe vaccination works) I would advise against visiting Maldives. Since April 17 cases have (to use BBCspeak) skyrocketed, and there is a spike in deaths . Please dont drop by to share your photos over a cup of tea when, or if, you get back.

  15. tom0mason permalink
    May 7, 2021 3:35 pm

    I notice that property prices on the Maldives have risen since they have the new airport.
    So if you’re in the market and have between £46 million (luxury detached property) or just a few £100,000 (for glorified beach hut). There are of course lots of rules and regulation for buying property there but if you get your people to contact either , or , I’m sure it can be sorted out.

    The Maldives where the property may be sinking but property prices are not!

    • tom0mason permalink
      May 7, 2021 3:44 pm

      Ooops, got that first property price wrong (wrong currency)
      Not £46 million but a snip at only £10,789,275.

  16. Coeur de Lion permalink
    May 7, 2021 5:08 pm

    I always remember the many-layered lying of David Shukman’s piece when Trump pulled the American taxpayer out of the Paris Agreement. Part of it was Trump ‘s rôle in drowning the Maldives. Didn’t mention that Trump’s America was the only country to reduce CO2 at that time. BBC of course

    • Duker permalink
      May 9, 2021 1:15 am

      The US reductions were because switch from coal to gas for power generation which was happening from before Trump. However Big Donny did promise coal was coming back- like most of his electioneering stunts didnt happen either. But now coal use is reducing gas is now ‘bad’ but theres hope as news from Australia-

      ‘More 16 and 17 year-olds believe the media has exaggerated the issue of climate change than recent school leavers and scepticism in this age group has grown in the past two years.’
      ‘report on Generation Z by research organisation Millennial Future, based on a nationally representative survey of 1018 Australians aged 16-20 conducted in April.’
      The key factor is the media is making ‘it too unbelievable to be true.’

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