6 island nations threatened by climate change
Sun, Oct 07 2012 at 5:00 PM
Global sea levels are rising and the world’s land ice is disappearing. The Environmental Protection Agency notes that sea levels have risen 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years, while NASA points out that Antarctica has been losing more than 100 cubic kilometers (24 cubic miles) of ice per year since 2002. By the year 2100, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that sea levels will rise as much as 20 inches.
While rising sea levels ultimately influence the entire planet, they pose the greatest threat to the various island nations currently residing a sea level. Here are six nations immediately facing this crisis.