Marshall islands’ climate change could drastically affect the inhabitantsDecember 8th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Marshall, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Climate change experts warn that the tiny Island of Marshall along with its inhabitants faces the grim prospect of being consumed by the rising sea surrounding them.
Observers say the rising water threatens to drown the Island and the situation was described as “worse”. If the Island is lost, the number one question that remains is that where will the 61,000 local inhabitants be taken to?
The situation on the Island gives climate change campaigners points to fight their case out. As the global warming summit continues in Mexico, campaigners will seek to show political and global leaders that the threat of global warming is real.
It however seems that some inhabitants are fighting the rampaging sea water with all that they have. The climate change coordinator on the island, Kaminaga Kaminaga said that, “People who built their homes close to shore, all they can do is get more rocks to rebuild the seawall in front day by day.”
The country acknowledges the peculiar problem that faces them. The nation’s government revealed that it is looking at how to survive as a nation if the ultimate happens.
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