Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pacific islands may disappear because of climate change

Study published by researches from Australia confirms the connection between human-caused climate change and quick shoreline erosion of 33 South Pacific reef islands, including five that were completely vanished between 1947 and 2014, as well as six with decrease of shorelines by more than 20 percent.
The sea has started to come inland and forced local population to move up to the hilltop and rebuild villages there away from the sea. Even Taro Island's Choiseul, Pacific Island provincial capital and home to 1,000 residents, have been relocated.The loss of shelter for marine plants and animals in the region can cause significant losses and unprecedented threats to the biota on these fragile islands.