Marshall islands are facing a huge risk due to climate change, for which immediate action is needed.
The rise in the temperature of the Earth has led to global warming, and global warming has adverse effects on both flora and fauna. Some countries suffer intensely with climate change problems as life becomes miserable at such places.
What is the issue?
Marshal islands are a group of islands which are at the highest risk of climate change as they are supposed to get sunk in the next few years if conditions do not improve. The country is facing numerous droughts and devastating typhoons due to increasing sea levels.
The geographic and topographic location of Marshal islands exposes them to serious risk of climate change. Nuclear tests done in 1950 and radioactive debris left behind by the US army have intensified the risk.
Global warming is increasing at an alarming rate, and it is high time that these islands seek the attention of the powerful nations. Otherwise no one will be able to save them from destruction and a time will come when these islands will not have a place on the world map.
What effort is being taken?
The President of Marshal island, Hilda Heine, understands the severity of the issue but refrained from talking about it to the US president Donald Trump in a meeting held at White House.
She preferred to stay silent regarding the climate change issue as she thought that it would be in vain discussing this issue as there will be no conclusion in thirty minutes.
It would be difficult to change the views of the US president regarding climate change in such a short time, she said.
President Hilda attended the meeting with the president of Palau and federated states of Micronesia who also suffer from severe climate change issues. She, therefore, focussed on discussing other problems.
Heine considers the climate change problem as a critical issue and has ordered her government to set aside five per cent of spending to construct sea walls so that at least the two most populated areas can be saved.
The thirty-one atolls between Australia and Hawaii are in severe threat and will disappear in the next ten to twenty years if this issue is taken lightly.