Melting ice a ticking time bomb for Pacific islands

Melting ice a ticking time bomb for Pacific islands

Just last month, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared only the third recorded global coral bleaching event. If the frequency of these events increases due to rising ocean temperatures, there is little doubt that these islands will be swallowed by the sea.

At current rates, sea-level rise will either submerge or make unlivable a host of islands within a century, maybe sooner.

Source: Melting ice a ticking time bomb for Pacific islands | Human Nature – Conservation International Blog

Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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