Some countries may disappear from the world map by 2050, because of global warming, it is likely that they will completely go under water ...
This was announced during the roundtable by scientists. There are ten countries under threat of extinction.
One of the first countries at risk was the Maldives.
The small state of Kiribati is located in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. Since 1992, the level of the ocean washing the country has risen on average by 17 cm, and in some areas even more.
Fiji’s country, located in the Pacific Ocean, also fell into a risk zone, but still the situation here is not as critical as that of its neighbors - for example, President Kiribati bought here nearly 2.5 thousand hectares to resettle the citizens of his state.
The microstate of Nauru occupies only 21 sq. Km. Once upon a time, minerals were mined on its territory, which made life in the center of the island almost unbearable. In this regard, about 10 thousand inhabitants of the country are forced to live along the coastline, part of which is already flooded by the Pacific Ocean.
More than 600 atolls and islands east of the Philippines are part of the Federal States of Micronesia. The waters of the Pacific Ocean, the level of which is gradually rising, have already flooded part of the cemeteries of the state. According to scientists, by the end of the century, water will rise by 40-157 cm. The authorities of Micronesia are developing a set of measures aimed at adapting to new climatic conditions.
Due to the fact that salt water is absorbed into the soil, the inhabitants of more than 300 cities in the small state of Palau are not able to engage in agriculture. Climate change is also adversely affecting coral reefs that cannot live in warmer water.
Unlike other list states, Bangladesh is not located on the islands. Floods and tornadoes regularly occurred in the country before, but cataclysms have become more frequent lately. The reason is global warming, due to which the Himalayan glaciers are melting.
Popular among travelers, the Seychelles islands, located in the western Indian Ocean, run the risk of being flooded due to the death of coral reefs - they primarily prevented the erosion of more than a hundred islands. Now, any significant rise in water level can become critical for the local population.
In Indonesia, due to global warming, streets and even houses are increasingly under water. In 2007, a conference was held on the island of Bali, which is part of the country, where a new international agreement on adaptation to new climatic conditions was discussed.