Monday, October 23, 2017

Breaking Island News

Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Halligen Islands at High Tide - Photo Courtesy of Klett-Interaktiv.de

The crisis of rising sea levels has never been clearer for the residents of Germany’s North Sea islands. The historic Halligen Islands and the popular holiday destination of Sylt are all at risk.

The crisis of rising sea levels is often associated with low-lying island nations such as the Maldives Republic Recent studies carried …Read More: Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji