The Ecocosmology Blog had a post Goodbye Itsy Bitsy Atlantis, about an island that has already gone under, because the water level of the oceans is rising.
The Maldives, a low-lying country in the Indian Ocean, is facing rising sea levels which could literally wipe it off the map.
Here is a letter from the president of that country last October before the 10/10/10 world workday, modified slightly for a forward look and forward hope.
As President of one of the world's most climate vulnerable countries, I want to thank you for your tireless work and offer my wholehearted support for the Global Work Party on [11/11/11?].
I shall be working hard in support of [11/11/11?], up on my roof installing solar panels donated by Sungevity. But my event is just one of dozens of activities planed in the Maldives and thousands worldwide in support of this campaign.
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to continue working to ensure that the planet meets the sustainable goal of returning CO2 concentrations to 350ppm.
For the Maldives, 350 is more than just a number: it is a passport to survival for our entire nation.
With best wishes,
President Mohamed Nasheed
President of the Maldives
The 350 movement has this to say:
2010 was a bittersweet year--truly the worst of times and the best.
It was a year when we suffered with our friends around the planet, as floods wracked one country after another, fires swept Russia, and 19 nations set new temperature records; 2010 was the warmest year the earth has yet recorded.
But it was also the year when we saw the forces of hope gathering momentum. Despite the debacle in Copenhagen, millions came together in 2010 to build a powerful movement.
UPDATE: The MOMCOMmies are at it already, vowing to block any climate legislation.