You Won't Beleive What Happened

Posted by on Monday, May 9, 2016

By Jim Lounsbury - Wikipedia, Copyrighted free use, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9403460

Five Islands located in the Solomon Islands have vanished due to sea-level rise and coastal erosion. In addition to those Islands lost, an additional six have severely eroded.

The Islands are relatively small in size only measuring one to five hectares.

It is believed that this event is a direct reaction to climate change.

In the Solomon Islands the sea levels have risen at almost three times the global average, around 7-10 mm per year since 1993. 

The Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific, is known for its scuba diving and WWII-era relics. Among its acclaimed diving destinations are enormous Marovo Lagoon and Iron Bottom Sound, which is littered with dozens of sunken warships. Guadalcanal, a province and one of the archipelago’s largest islands, honors fallen Allied soldiers at its U.S. War Memorial.



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