SOLOMONS SLOWLY SINK­ING AND ITS NOT ALONE…

Asian Diver (English) - - What Bubbled -

Hu­man induced sea-level rise is al­ready hav­ing an im­pact on low-ly­ing is­lands. At least five reef is­lands in the Solomons have al­ready been com­pletely lost and six more are un­der im­mi­nent threat, hav­ing been se­verely eroded.

The lost is­lands hosted veg­e­ta­tion that was thought to have been around 300 years old. One is­land that is home to 25 fam­i­lies, Nu­atambu, has lost over half of its hab­it­able land.

The ev­i­dence, pub­lished in the jour­nal En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­search Let­ters, is one of the first to doc­u­ment and prove the grow­ing body of anec­do­tal ac­counts of the rapid and se­ri­ous im­pact that hu­man-induced cli­mate change and its as­so­ci­ated sea-level rise is hav­ing on vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing on low-ly­ing is­lands.

HU­MAN IM­PACT ON THE CLI­MATE IS THE BIG­GEST CHAL­LENGE FAC­ING HU­MAN­ITY IN MOD­ERN TIMES, BUT IT'S

NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE CHANGE! DON'T MISS ADEX 2017, DED­I­CATED TO CLI­MATE CHANGE, WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW DIVERS CAN AND DO

MAKE A REAL DIF­FER­ENCE!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.