Several countries may soon disappear from the face of the Earth

(ORDO NEWS) — Global warming will lead to the disappearance of several island states due to melting ice and rising sea levels. The newspaper Express writes about it.

Territories that may be affected by climate change include Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands.

Peleniza Alofa, coordinator of the Climate Action Network, a global environmental non-governmental organization in Kiribati, said the UN summit in Glasgow is a vital event for the island nation. She recalled that rising sea levels and intensifying tropical storms pose a threat to the lives of people and agriculture in the region.

“We are not talking about one-time events. <…> We are talking about a natural phenomenon that threatens to completely swallow our homes,” said Alofa.

According to the publication, former Kiribati President Anote Tong, speaking at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, spoke about the threats posed by climate change for his country. He also criticized Australia’s policy in this area, the article says.

Scientists have repeatedly pointed out the need to limit the temperature rise on Earth to within one and a half to two degrees Celsius in order to mitigate the negative effects of global warming. To this end, more than 190 states signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, which provides a specific action plan to achieve this goal.

The document does not imply a complete phase-out of fossil fuels, but countries should take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and switch to renewable energy sources.


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