Are we having any Islands Sinking due to Climate Change? (Demo)

Are we having any Islands Sinking due to Climate Change?

Are we having any Islands Sinking due to Climate Change? Some agree, whie others disagree. Infact, those who disagree. argue that the said sinking islands are gaining size. Hence becoming bigger. There’s also a conflict on whether it’s human-induced or natural climate change, responsible for the sinking islands.

What is an island?

It refers to a piece of land surrounded by a water body.

We have various types of islands. Including:

  • Continental islands – created when a continent is rifted. Examples being Madagascar, New Zealand.
  • Oceanic islands – created by volcanic or tectonic processes. Examples being Mariana islands and Austral islands.
  • Tropical islands – created by formation of coral reefs. Examples being Tonga and Nauru.
  • Artificial islands – these are man-made. Examples, in Osaka Bay off the Japanese island of Honshu.

Islands are very important to our ecosystem

They are best known for the rich biodiversity and most species are
endemic to them.

So which islands are sinking?

I was listening to TED talks and really sympathized with the president of Kiribati. It’s one of the sinking islands. He was trying to plead for a serious listening ear and action to curb global warming before his country finally disappears into the ocean.

He has been talking to many and giving them ideas he sees could save his nation. But it seems, it has been falling into dead ears.

Other islands that may be sinking if nothing is done include:

  • The Maldives
  • Vanuatu
  • Tuvalu
  • Solomon islands
  • Samoa
  • Nauru
  • Fiji islands
  • Marshall islands
  • Not forgetting our Mombasa in Kenya.

Lohachara Island already disappeared.

What is causing these islands to sink?

They are mainly sinking due to the rising sea levels caused by both global warming that is warming our oceans and the melting of the glaciers.

Global warming affecting these sea levels, is human-induced from the human activities emitting heat. That is warming the oceans.

The sea levels have been rising for a while. Hence resulting to storm surges, frequent flooding.

Conclusion

Seventy-one percent of our planet is made up of water. So this means that once the islands are done sinking, then the rest of the parts will follow.

It’s not a matter of helping the sinking islands, but helping ourselves. After all, they are in these situation as a result of collective Human activities around the world.

Climate change effects don’t necessary falls on those who engage in activities contributing to the emission of greenhouses gases.

So instead of the superpower countries debating and refusing to understand why they should slow down their developments while the other ones are still enjoying business as usual. It’s time they really gave climate change a serious thought.

Developing countries are already feeling the pain of climate change , yet they are still very underdeveloped. Most of them struggling to survive and not much thought given to developments.

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Cheche

Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

16 Responses

    Child Of God April 15, 2019

    I disagree

     
    Cheche April 15, 2019

    Why?

     
    Child Of God April 15, 2019

    It might be that they sink a little but not completely. Am I truly wrong?

     
    Cheche April 15, 2019

    They will are sinking slowly, reducing in size as the sea levels continue to rise, and if nothing is done to curb climate change effects. Then they will eventually submerge. Its will happen over a period of time, so we have time to change the outcome.

     
    Looking for the Light April 15, 2019

    great information! I had not thought of that.

     
    Cheche April 16, 2019

    You are welcomed. Climate change is changing circumstances each passing day.

     
    brittany johnson April 16, 2019

    As soon as I began reading this I had to ask my boyfriend if this is true since he is a geologist. But it’s really sad that that is happening. Even more reason for my urgency in wanting to travel to some of those places like Fiji because there may not be much to see.
    Even then so watching alot of the documentaries on Netflix and History etc I wish people would become more aware and concerned about the climate change it not only affects our environment but the poor animals as well and the ecosystem.

     
    Cheche April 17, 2019

    That’s right. People may be migrated out of these islands but animals have a high chance of sinking to the extinction. If we can be able to prevent them from sinking, that will be a much better solution. Its a matter of global teamwork, and will concur climate change.

     

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    Malcolm Marsh April 18, 2019

    Definitely food for thought!

     
    Cheche April 18, 2019

    That’s for sure

     

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    Chiru April 21, 2019

    That’s a lot of information and true that due to global warming, in future several small island will sink..

     
    Cheche April 22, 2019

    Sad wake-up call.

     
    zadi May 22, 2019

    Very interesting topic, thanks for sharing your knowledge

     
    Cheche May 22, 2019

    Thank you very much

     

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