5 islands that are sinking due to climate change.


The world starts to sink. This is not exaggerating statement. But we hope this news could open your eyes so you can see that global warming is the real issue.

These islands are in danger of sinking due to the rising of the sea levels every year. Archipelago countries in the pacific region are not spared from this danger. Quoted from various sources, here are 5 islands that are going to sink due to climate change.

Tuvalu Island

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Tuvalu, a small island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, is comprised of 9 atolls and islands of low and flat grounds with the highest elevation of about 3 meters. These low-lying islands are believed to be under threat of sinking due to the rising sea level associated with recent global warming.

Satreps, the Japanese Science and Technology Company beginning to learn that the danger of sinking is becoming even greater as local issues, such as rising population and economic growth, combined with the effects of the rising sea level.

To tackle this issue, they must first develop a plan to counter the rise in sea level based on an understanding of how the islands are able to produce, transport, and accumulate sand sedimentation. On top of this, they must also address the various adjoining problems so that the islands will be rehabilitated to withstand the potential threats from the rising sea level.

Fiji Island

The customary Fijian greeting, bula, doesn't mean "hi" or "how's it going?". It means "life," and while that may sound quaint, it's also bittersweet given Fiji is sinking.


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The island nation's low-lying seaside villages are bearing the brunt of climate change. A year after being the first community to be relocated due to encroaching seas, the villagers of Vunidogoloa are relieved to be away from the surging tides that would flood their township after their sea wall failed. The village was moved a mile and change up a hill on land that the village previously used for crops.

According to scientists including professor Elisabeth Holland, author and director of the Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific, the sea has risen faster over the past decade than at any time in the last century. By mid century, on the current emissions trajectory, sea level is projected to rise an additional 30 millimeters for a total sea level rise of about a half a meter (one and a half feet).

Nauru Island

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Nauru is an island in the South Pacific. It is the smallest island nation and the third smallest country in the world. With an area of about 8 square miles and with over 10,000 inhabitants, Nauru is not a political heavyweight on the world stage.

But Nauru is sinking, drying up, and generally in danger from the effects of accelerating climate change. And that might spark a debate at Paris climate talks about what to do with the island's population.

Kiribati Island

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Kiribati President Taneti Maamau announced that his country would seek the support of their new diplomatic partner, China and other allies to raise the country's islands in a bid to counter rising sea levels.

The country, which is only 2 meters above sea level, has long been predicted by climate scientists to be erased from the map in the next 70 years as global warming worsens.

In his first in-depth interview since being re-elected in June 2020, Maamau told the Guardian that his government's strategy was to "identify increasing our islands" as a fight against climate change.

Palau Island

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A paper published in collaboration between the Palau Office of the National Weather Service and the Pacific Climate Change Science Program says sea levels have risen in Palau, located in the South Pacific, by about 0.35 inches per year since 1993, about three times the global average. It is expected to continue to increase to another 24 inches by 2090, according to RT news.

Public Radio International reported that residents said their yards had been flooded for several full moons and were considering moving to a new country. The famous island jellyfish do not sting or even disappear, which may also be due to climate change.




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