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8 Islands That Will Soon Be Uninhabitable Due To Climate Change

They are becoming no man’s lands.

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Scientists predicted that by 2100, the global sea level would rise by 1-4 feet. This is due to rapid melting of land ice and increasing level of seawater.

If global warming proceeds at its present pace, more islands will become uninhabitable. Check out the 8 islands that are facing this sad reality.

1. Key West, Florida

This island has 12-18 feet elevation above sea level. Predictions of massive floods reaching 3 feet above sea level can submerge much of the land.

2. Bhola Island, Bangladesh

Bhola, which means the “forgotten place, ” is the largest island in Bangladesh. In a 1776 map, it was shown as oval-shaped, but when you look at the picture below, you will see what’s LEFT – an elongated island.

The number of population and land shrunk continuously because of recurring floods and soil erosions.

Source: MNN
3. Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Measuring 3.75 square miles, Majuro Atoll is a residence to 25,000 inhabitants and a 114-square-mile lagoon. The fact that it is only 10 feet above sea level makes it part of the list.

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4. Pate and Ndau, Kenya

These two neighboring tiny islands with terrain elevation of 13 meters above sea level are part of the Lamu Archipelago.

5. Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Source: Wikipedia

This island, also called the Carteret Atoll, has an elevation of 5 feet (1.5 meters) above sea level.

But, the massive floods slowly submerged the land despite the attempts of its 1000 population to save it.

The relocation of Carteret islanders began in 2003. They are named as the first environmental refugees of the world.

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6. Kiribati

Source: Mother Jones

Located in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, Kiribati boasts of 32 atolls and one elevated coral island occupying more than 1, 350, 000 square miles.

Due to the increase in the soil’s salt content, the country’s cultivable lands are expected to submerge in the near future.

Source: WikiVoyage
7. Tuvalu

Source: ABC News

This island with five atolls and four coral beaches along the coast of Australia has only 15-foot (4.5 meters) elevation above sea level. Aside from constant floods, the increasing level of saltwater is another factor that can cause this island to become uninhabitable as well as cause damage to taro and coconut crops.

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8. Maldives Islands

The island nation of the Republic of Maldives has 1,200 islets and 26 atolls.

Only 250 islands are inhabited.

The sprawling islands have an average elevation of 5 feet (1.5 meters) and a maximum elevation of about 7.5 feet (2.3 meters). This obviously justifies why the Maldives Islands made it to the list.

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The signs of a changing climate are compelling. Our planet earth is continuously warming. It is not too late to act!

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Fort Blunder, The Embarrassing Story Of A Fort America Built On Canada

The very fort that America constructed to protect them from Canada was in… Canada.

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It still looks imposing even to this day. Just a shadow of its former self, it lies silently along the Lake Champlain. People who see it want to know why it is there in the first place.

The fascinating tale of the infamous fort is about politics and war. It tells the story of a great nation committing a great mistake. Welcome to the ruins of Fort Blunder.

It was 1818 when America decided to build the fort.

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Betta Fish Display Their Gorgeous Colors In Amazing Portraits

These Siamese fighting fish look like ballerinas in water!

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Nature has proven that there is beauty even in the tiniest things. The Siamese fighting fishes, commonly known as the betta, are a perfect example of beauty and grace. These gorgeous little creatures have been known to mesmerize anyone who sees them. Not surprisingly, one photographer has chosen the betta as his underwater subject in a new series.

Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich has unveiled his new collection Betta Paradiso, which features gorgeous images of the graceful yet aggressive Siamese fighting fish. The Thailand-based photographer shot the betta against white or black backgrounds to bring out their vivid colors. The fishes range from bright scarlet hues to pearlescent white and their fins resemble silk being strewn underwater.

The male betta fish are known for their long tails and vivid colors.

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14 Monuments To Remind You How Funny And Strange The World Is

If you think you’ve seen it all, wait until you see this.

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Monuments are supposed to be structures built to commemorate a person or event. But we live in a strange world, so once in a while, we come across monuments that make us stop on our tracks, smile, and ask ourselves” what were they thinking?”

Sometimes, it’s the humor and the strangeness of this world that makes it amazing. We have scoured the remotest places in the world to bring you the 15 funniest and strangest monuments you will ever see.

1. Safety Pin - San Francisco, USA

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