Skip to comments.Marshall Islands declares national climate crisis
Posted on 10/11/2019 11:00:29 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of the lowest lying island nations in the world, has declared a national emergency over climate change.
The countrys president, Hilda Heine, tweeted the news Friday, blaming the international community for not acting quickly enough to mitigate global warming of its own making.
Our parliament has officially declared a national climate crisis. As one of only four low-lying coral atoll nations in the world, the failure of the international community to adequately respond to the global climate crisis of its own making holds particularly grave consequences, she tweeted.
The official declaration of the National Climate Crisis cites the findings of the United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that warned of the extreme climate effects expected to impact low-lying atoll nations.
The report predicted that a global average temperature rise between 1 and 3 degrees Celsius could result in an average sea level rise between one and four feet by 2100.
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Normal high tide?
In February, Heine first announced a plan to begin elevating the countrys islands to keep them habitable.
Raising our islands is a daunting task but one that must be done, she told Marshall Islands Journal at the time.
Good luck with that...hehe
Here’s an idea: MOVE. On second thought, wait 50 years and see what happens. If your feet are getting wet, MOVE. Or DROWN. I don’t care.
Man the boats like your ancestors did.
Just get taller shoes.
“Raising our islands is a daunting task but one that must be done,” Careful not to tip it over your royal heine. Did they have greta weigh in on this yet? The NON recipient of the no-bells piece prize.
Many of the islands are already sinking as atolls are want to do ... as the seamounts they are on subside further.
But ... global warming....
I suppose when they go to raise it, they have to make sure they evenly lift all around at the same time, don’t want to accidently flip it over, you know....
Those coral islands appear and dusappear with monotonous regularity. The “international community” owes you jack squat for being stupid enough to live two inches above the Pacific Ocean.
Buy a pair of high heels.
Well, thats one way of getting money funneled to you. I can see the scams from my living room.
Who developed property on a “bottom land” in the ocean? Stupid is as stupid does!!
I sure didnt read any actual thing that was happening there.
But I’ll bet they will gladly take a few billion to “fix” it.
HMMMMM Marshall Islands been in the news a lot lately
This is as alarming as Guam tipping over.
international community owes you jack squat for being stupid enough to live two inches above the Pacific Ocean.
What about the folks living BELOW sea level next to the sea in New Orleans?
Stupid enough to live two inches above the Pacific Ocean? How about stupid enough to live where the USA detonated 67 freaking nukes 60+ years ago. Miss Heinie is up to her butt cheeks in radioactive waste.
Climate has nothing to do with the Marshall Islands. They happen to be on the sad side of a subduction zone. You could lower the global temps by 5 degrees, but those islands will still be on a one way trip into the mantle.
My grandfather always used to say “Never build your house on a sand bar”
It's the same with people claiming Miami is going to be under water in a few years so we have to do 'something' right now.
No evidence of rising water is ever given.
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