Marshall Island Research Paper

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Imagine waking up to a flooded house. Your home, your life, changed over night. This fear is a prominent and existent fear for the natives of the Marshall Islands. “In the heart of the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia lies one of the most remote inhabited places on the planet. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) consists of 29 coral atolls comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets, distributed across 750,000 square miles of tropical ocean in two nearly parallel chains” (Pacheco). With climate change becoming a bigger issue and ocean levels rising, the Marshallese are slowly watching their homes, passed loved ones, and even agriculture be wiped away by the waves that are sinking their islands. Climate change has…show more content…
“Accounts and projections of islands being ‘washed away’ are a mainstay of political discussions and popular media reports of climate change impacts on atolls. Despite the widespread attention of the plight of atoll islands, there has been a paucity of evidence presented to underpin such assertions” (Ford and Kench). If the Marshall Islands sink, all of the native islanders will be forced to relocate from their forever homes. However, with newly President elect Donald Trump, immigration might not be that easy for the…show more content…
Without attempting to slow it down, we risk losing an entire country. However, we don’t only use lose the islands, we also lose a home to thousands, the largest shark sanctuary in the world, and a beautiful, tropical paradise. The research has been done and the evidence has been gathered, it is now our job to educate the world on the issue of climate change and what we can do to decrease its disastrous speed. If not, the Marshall Islands will drown completely, only to be survived by their past inhibitors and the pages of history
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