Maldives paradise and 4 countries threatened by sea

Climate change leading to global warming is directly affecting many countries such as the Maldives, Tuvalu ... These places are at risk of being wiped out if the sea level rises.

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Maldives
Maldives is a famous island nation with the global traveling circle because of its beautiful views and impressive resorts. However, in the future, visitors will probably not be able to set foot here anymore. The highest point in the Maldives is only about 2.5 m above sea level. With the current climate change situation, the Maldives will be seriously affected if the sea level continues to rise. Photo: Getty.
Maldives
Scientists calculate the sea level has risen by 20 cm in the 20th century and this is not good news for nearly 400,000 people in the island nation of the Maldives. Some research results show that the Maldives may disappear gradually from 2030 to the end of the 21st century. People on the islands are forced to emigrate to avoid disasters. Photo: Getty.
Tuvalu
Tuvalu of Oceania is not known as Maldives. However, this is also a "paradise on earth" with white sand beaches stretching along many atolls. The island nation ranks fourth among the smallest countries and territories in the world. Tuvalu's highest point is only 5 meters above sea level, making the island nation severely damaged by climate change. Photo: Guardian.
Tuvalu
The Tuvalu government says the sea level near the country has increased by 5 mm / year since 1993, higher than the global average. Drought, ocean acidification and garbage problems also have a headache for the government. Many parts of Tuvalu are suffering from erosion due to sea level rise. The government encouraged people to stay but many young people chose to leave. Photo: Guardian.
Kiribati
Kiribati is an island nation with a tropical climate, located in the central Pacific Ocean. The highest point here is not more than 2 m above sea level, so this island nation is the most vulnerable to climate change. It is not uncommon for Kiribati people to take asylum. Statistics show that one out of every seven migrants in Kiribati is due to climate change. People who come to other countries to work (mainly New Zealand and Australia) have difficulty adjusting to a new life. Photo: Life After Carbon.
Nauru Island
Nauru Island is located in the South Pacific with an area of about 21 km2 and a population of over 10,000 people. This is the smallest country in the South Pacific, not attracting many visitors. According to statistics, they only welcome about 160 visitors / year. Photo: Getty.
Nauru Island
The island nation has been over-exploited in the past, leaving much of the land unsuitable for human habitation. Nauru people mainly live along the coast, which is disappearing day by day because climate change is melting the ice. Photo: Anibare.
Palau
Palau is located in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of more than 300 islands and possesses a diverse ecosystem. Coming to Palau, you can find exotic coral, limestone islands, or jellyfish lakes. Tourism is the main source of income for this nation of more than 21,000 people. Even so, Palau is suffering day by day due to global warming. Rising temperatures cause coral reefs to be rapidly destroyed, and soil eroded. Photo: Swaraja.
Palau
In addition to raising people's awareness, the Palau government requires tourists to also protect the island nation. Before arriving at the island, you must pledge "gentle travel, polite action and friendly discovery". The initiative has received great agreement from the people and visitors. They hope this regulation will help change tourist attitudes about preserving Palau's natural values and protecting the ecosystem. Photo: Pinterest.

Maldives paradise and 4 countries threatened by sea Maldives paradise and 4 countries threatened by sea Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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