The new president of the Marshall Islands has a problem on his hands. The rising global temperature is causing sea levels to rise, which threatens to obliterate his country. Which is a real downer.
His solution is unorthodox. By executive order, he has legalized the use of cocaine, “the real thing, uncut and pure, the best you can get.” Not only that, but he will be introducing a no-visa unrestricted entry program for tourists from any country.
The revenue from cocaine sales can be used to build defenses against the sea, or if all else fails, buy up more elevated islands in other parts of the Pacific. The Marshall Islands consist of five islands and 29 atolls, in the middle of the Pacific. Selling cocaine just might help the islanders to get high enough to escape the rising waters.
Also known because it was the site of the first tests of atomic bombs, the Marshall Islands seems to be an unwilling victim of Western Technology. But now they are turning the tide, and perhaps tourists will start calling this new destination, “the bomb”.
UPDATE: This story is satire.