Rising Sea Level Threat

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the threat of rising sea levels to islands caused by global warming and climate change.

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The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change


On Friday, Sept. 27, the low-lying island nation of the Maldives will be given the date of its extinction; notice of a death by drowning. It will come in the form of a prediction for future sea-level rise in a landmark report on global warming by the world’s climate scientists. On current trends, anything more than three generations will feel like a reprieve.

On the packed streets of Male’, the mini-Manhattan that serves as the Maldives’ island capital, there is a political clamor. But, perhaps surprisingly, the cause is not worry about the existential threat posed by the rising seas but over accusations of corruption and vote-buying in the presidential election.

Mohamed Nasheed, the nation’s first freely elected leader and darling of the west for his warnings about climate change, was expected to be restored to the presidency in this month’s elections. However, the vote that was supposed to restore Nasheed to the…

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Fiji: Village Relocated Because of Climate Change

The link below is to an article reporting on the relocation of the village of Vunidogoloa in Fiji because of rising sea levels.

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Climate Change: Tuvalu

The link below is to an article that looks at the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the country/island of Tuvalu.

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Article: Acid Levels Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

The link below is to an article that reports on the threat posed to coral reefs around the world by rising ocean acid levels.

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Antarctica: Ice Melt is Alarming

The link below is to an article reporting on the effects of climate change in Antarctica, with the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf almost certainly doomed and a catastrophic ice melt in consequence of its disappearance.

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Australia: Climate Change a Major Threat to Kakadu National Park

If climate change continues and reaches the levels predicted there will ba a major impact on coastal areas of Australia. This will therefore mean major problems for Australia’s Kakadu National Park.

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