But they can sure act like one:
From the BBC: Maldives government complains of spoof atlas omission
The government of the Maldives has complained after the London Daily Telegraph website carried a satirical blog post saying the island nation is to be omitted from the Times Atlas of the World.
The supposed omission was said to be due to impending climate change.
The low-lying islands of the Maldives are at risk from rising sea levels.
The spoof blog post was taken seriously by several media outlets in the Maldives.
The Telegraph blog post was written by a climate change sceptic, James Delingpole.
Oh, the hilarity!
Here’s some WUWT posts on the joke that is the Maldives concern over sea level rise:
Oh and the best indicator yet, the government there is building 11 new airports
Obviously, they need them to evacuate people from the sea level rise threat /sarc
Follow the money.
h/t to WUWT reader ANH