In a sad investment for the future, the Government of the Maldives has begun looking for land to buy as rising seas threaten to destroy the islands. The people living in this idyllic republic would have no choice but to move elsewhere and Global Warming - whatever its causes - is the cause of this enormous disruption. I have several personal friends from that aprt of the world as well as friends of my family in business and government and this is really sad news. Not quite related to renewable Energy, but indicative of why the world needs to get working on using lesser fossil fuels asap.
The article from The Telegraph can be accessed here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/3413969/Maldives-saving-to-buy-new-homeland-in-face-of-climate-change.html