Countries most affected by global warming

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It is hard to say which countries will be most affected but countries that will be drastically by global warming will definitely be small island nations. Many of these countries will have to move their entire population to a new area because sea level rise will cause the entire island to be flooded over in some cases. Some have to suffer from prolonged drought, shortages of fresh water, floods, and storms.

 

Here are images about some countries which affected by global warming.

 

 

Because its highest point is 4.5m above sea level, Tuvalu is potentially submerged by sea water rising.

Tuvalu


Located between Australia and the Hawaiian Islands (USA) on the Pacific, most of the territory of Tuvalu (including nine atolls) is 0.9 m above sea level. Because its highest point is 4.5m above sea level, Tuvalu is potentially submerged by sea water rising.

 

The people in Maldives will have to face death if the Earth's temperature increased by 2 degrees C."

The island nation of Maldives

Sea level rising are directly impact people living on the island nation of Maldives. Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives, said: "The people in Maldives will have to face death if the Earth's temperature increased by 2 degrees C."

 

Many villages on the Kiribati islands located in the western Pacific Ocean and near the equator) has moved due to sea level rising.

The Kiribati islands

Many villages on the Kiribati islands located in the western Pacific Ocean and near the equator) has moved due to sea level rising. Food production and fresh water significantly reduced because of the invasion of sea water.

 

80% of ice cover on top of Mt. Klimanjaro has disappeared in 50 years

An iceberg lies on the top of Mt. Klimanjaro

An iceberg alone lies on the top of Mt. Klimanjaro in Tanzania. 80% of ice cover on top of Mt. Klimanjaro has disappeared in 50 years. According to Batilda Buran, Tanzania's Minister for Environment, the impact of climate change on Tanzania is happening with frightening speed that is unprecedented in its history."

 

Barbados Island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea are experiencing a series of the effects of climate change

Barbados Island

Barbados Island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea are experiencing a series of the effects of climate change such as coastal erosion, an increase of major storms, sea level rising, the disappearance of coral reef and a decrease of freshwater resources.

 

The coral reefs are disappearing regularly in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Maldives, Tanzania

The coral reefs are disappearing regularly in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Maldives, Tanzania

 

 

until 2050 at least 20 million people in Bangladesh will become homeless because of the impact of climate change

Until 2050, at least 20 million people in Bangladesh will become homeless

Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh said: "According to scientific calculations, until 2050, at least 20 million people in Bangladesh will become homeless because of the impact of climate change"

 

Kenyans are suffering from the shortages of fresh water

 Kenyans are suffering from the shortages of fresh water

Mr Charity Kaluki Ngilu, Minister of Water and Irrigation Kenya, said: "Due to prolonged drought, we are suffering from the shortages of fresh water. Even people in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, are using water basing on the norm for each day. Because of drought, there is not enough water for hydroelectric plants' operation, so the power has to be cut off alternately.

 

A metre rise of sea level would inundate one third of Bangladesh

A metre rise of sea level would inundate one third of Bangladesh

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said "A metre rise of sea level would inundate one third of Bangladesh. This would result in mass migration northwards, imposing increasing pressure on land and resources, and loss of livelihood of about 40 million people."

 

Frequency and severity of floods, storms and drought in Vietnam is becoming more serious due to climate change.

Frequency and severity of floods, storms and drought in Vietnam is becoming more serious due to climate change.

 

Vietnam lost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars each year as a result of climate change

Vietnam lost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars each year as a result of climate change

 

a declaration calling on countries to cut down carbon dioxide emissions ahead of a major U.N. climate change conference

A declaration calling on countries to cut down carbon dioxide emissions

Maldivian Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Ibrahim Didi signs a declaration calling on countries to cut down carbon dioxide emissions ahead of a major U.N. climate change conference in December, in the Maldives, October 17, 2009.

 

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This article was published on 2010/01/23
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