Climate Change: The Global Killer “For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone”, writes the Toronto Star (Nirmala). Rising sea levels are just one symptom of Climate Change. Climate Change can also be held responsible for the decline in coral reefs and the increase of super storms, such as Sandy, Katrina, and Haiyan. Climate Change is occurring in our lifetime and with increasing severity.
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Indirect factors are generally listed as the main difficulties associated with sea-level rise. These include erosion patterns and damage to coastal infrastructure, salinization of wells, sub-optimal functioning of the sewerage systems of coastal cities with resulting health impact, loss of littoral ecosystems and loss of biotic resources.
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There is no longer any question that our world climate has changed (King, 2004). Over the last 100 years, "temperatures have risen by about 0.6 degrees Celsius and global sea level has risen by about 20cm" (K...
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Rising sea levels are a reality that many people either don’t believe or don’t want to believe is happening. People want to protect their investments and homes, but some of them know that the sea will eventually claim their homes and livelihoods. Those people try to believe that nothing is happening but the harsh reality is that sea levels are rising and that they are predicted to rise up to a metre or more in the next one hundred years. Some areas are more vulnerable than others and some are already feeling the pressure of having the sea bearing down on them. I live in an area that will be seriously affected by rising sea levels, along with more of my family and friends. I strongly support ideas and implementations of projects that will help protect existing buildings and infrastructure, or concentrate on building a new and improved city for a future with higher sea levels.
Climate change is definitely a key factor, which is affecting now days to the SIDS. The power that it has on these islands are great, but it is important to show how climate change has evolved and what are the factors and main problems with it. According ...