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Where has global warming affected the most?
We all know how the world looks like when we see a world map. Only on close observation, we come to know that few of the islands have gone missing from the world map and this change, is not witnessed several centuries ago but they are happening now, right before our eyes.
Vanished Sandy Island
There was a mysterious disappearance of Sandy Island in the South Pacific. When the scientists were asked to do a geographical survey in the islands of South Pacific area, they were shocked this time, however for not finding what they had to and what was visible in the map for several decades together. This island was sausage shaped and was 20 miles long and five miles wide. It was located midway between Australia and New Caledonia. As it was located in the premises of New Caledonia waters, they were owned and controlled by France.
The other disappearance was Sarah Ann Island which was located 900 miles south of Honololu.
The other recently disappeared island from the world map is from kiribati islands and it was named Abaneau. It disappeared in 1999.
Missing Mexican Island
The next island that had gone missing was the Bermeja Island north of Yucatan Peninsula. However, in a geographical survey conducted in 1997, the island was nowhere to be found. The study was again conducted in 2009 by National Autonomous University of Mexico doubting the credibility of the previous survey. A wave of shock passed across the Mexican Government when they found that the 1997 survey was true and the island was indeed missing. Alonso de Santa Cruz first mentioned the island in El Yucatán e Islas Adyacentes, comprising the list of islands and they were published in Madrid in 1539.
What Do These Disappearances Mean?
The early cartographers were not false in their analysis and not the present scientists as well. The truth is that they have disappeared and the reason associated with it is most likely to be the rising sea levels. A French-Mexican cartographer named Michel Antochiw Kolpa had reported from 1844 of sinking islands in British maps.The rising sea levels are attributed to global warming and drastic climate change.
Some Historical Submergings
Below is the list of few islands which disappeared long back during ice age
Do you think there will a return of ice age?
Sundaland – This included the Malay Peninsula in the South Eastern Asia. It also covered certain Indonesian Islands. The ecology of the land mass that existed, was described by the scientists in 1982, with detailed description on the physical plains, rivers, and flood plains and also the human inhabitation there. The animals that lived there were elephants, tigers, apes and rhinoceros. At the end of ice age, they submerged creating the South China sea of today.
It was a micro continent which was existing 100 million years ago. It was covered with dense coniferous forest. However, it sank 20 million years ago and you can now see the continent 2km below the sea level.
Berringia Land Bridge
It was a land mass extending for 1600km, connecting North America and Asia. It was existing during Pleistonic Ice Ages. The rising sea level made animals to migrate and the equidae and camelids which we see today in Asian countries area actually North American species which have migrated to Asia. The land is now hundred metres below the sea level.
The doggerland submerged in North Sea creating an ocean gap between the British island and the Europe of today. The Doggerland is the English Channel of today.
History Repeats Itself
there were lost lands during the end of ice age due to the submerge of the lands under water. the global warming of this generation will cause extreme climate variations similarly causing the weather conditions to vary from exceptionally hot conditions causing drought to exceedingly cold conditions unfit for human survival.
The disasters that we are witnessing now are the results of climate change that have affected the earth to a great extent.
Deadliest Natural Disasters Since 1900
1931 China floods
1976 Tangshan earthquake
1938 Yellow River (Huang He) flood
1970 Bhola cyclone
2010 Haiti earthquake
January 12, 2010
1920 Haiyuan earthquake
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
26th December 2004
August 7, 1975
1935 Yangtze river flood
1923 Great Kanto earthquake
The disappearances mean only one thing. The GLOBAL WARMING. The global warming skeptics only halt the progress against global warming (if any), and it is time for them to take some repsonsibility and make earth a safer place.