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The end of the world has begun! 4 countries will disappear due to climate change

The end of the world is close? Everything seems to indicate that it is just around the corner. And it is that in the 26th edition of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which brings together a large number of world leaders and representatives, it was warned that there could be territories that will disappear due to climate change.

And it is that the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the Organization The United Nations revealed that there are a total of 72 million people living in 58 Small Island Developing States, which, in 1992, were recognized as a distinct group of developing economies facing particular social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities. .

How vulnerable to climate change are these territories?

For many, the fate that these nations will face is unfair, since they are only responsible only 0.2% of global carbon emissions and even so they will be the most affected, because they are islands that every year see how the sea increases and “eats” the land. For example, a 50 centimeter rise in sea level would cause Granada lost 60% of its beaches.

Which countries are most at risk of disappearing?

  • Kiribati: The Republic of Kiribati, to the northeast of Australia, became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979 and one of the main threats to the 119,446 people who live there is the rise in sea level, as it rises 1.2 centimeters each year.
  • Republic of Nauru: It is a country with 11,567 inhabitants, in the Central Pacific and borders Micronesia to the north, Kiribati to the east, the Solomon Islands to the south and Papua New Guinea to the west. Also the growth of marine waters puts this entity at risk of disappearing.

  • Marshall Islands: It is part of Micronesia; There are about 59 thousand people living there. One of the most important risks is that they accumulate 73 thousand cubic meters of radioactive waste by tests of the United States, a country that controlled the territory until 1990. If the elevation of the oceans covers the territory it could cause a radioactive disaster.

  • Tuvalu: Between Australia and Hawaii, this island, considered the fourth smallest nation in the world (it has 25 square kilometers and 25 thousand inhabitants), but the rising sea and hurricanes have made life in that area really dangerous and unsustainable.

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