Vanishing Islands


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This episode begins with Kalia, who is watching the changes happening to the island that has been her family's home for generations. Neighbors have already left the island after losing their homes, and Kalia is painfully aware her family will have to follow them soon.
Islands are vanishing at an alarming rate because of rising sea levels brought on by climate change. Human activity has caused this acceleration — primarily from the burning of fossil fuels. The U.S. has passed legislation that is reported to reduce U.S. carbon emissions by roughly 40% from 2005 levels by 2030. Is it enough? Will a deal struck with Senator Joe Manchin hurt the efforts to reach this goal?
Every episode of Climate Change Stories ends with a small step each of us can take to help in the efforts to save our planet.
Resources for this episode:
Solomon Islands Vanishing Due to Sea Level Rise, Study Says | The Weather Channel)
‘It’s a deal with the devil’: outrage in Appalachia over Manchin’s ‘vile’ pipeline plan | West Virginia | The Guardian
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