This blogpost has been written by Sarai Reyes from Avanzado 2.

These days the Global warming is a serious problem which affects the whole world. As climate change continues to crank up the heat on our planet, the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at increasingly rapid rates. These and other factors lead to an increase of the sea level.

Unfortunately, the sea levels are rising by between 5 and 8 mm every year. This means that many countries and especially low-lying islands will no longer be habitable. As a result, the effects of global warming have already started to be visible in places such as Lohachara, an island nearby India disappeared in 1996. Its nearly 10000 residents were evacuated and they have become environmental refugees. It could be thought that this is an isolated incident but it is wrong. It is a fact that many islets have also disappeared underwater. What is more, researchers warn that several places around the world will have been devoured by rising waters in only some years. For example Kiribati, Maldives, Seychelles, Salomon Islands, Micronesia, Tuvalu, Bangladesh, parts of Miami, etc.

To sum up, I think the catastrophe can still be avoided but all countries need to work hard together to deal with the problem. Moreover, Governments should encourage the usage of renewable energies to improve the environmental conditions. Furthermore, it is really important that the deforestation of rainforests is cut down, as they are the lungs of the planet. On balance, I know it is difficult, but not impossible because it is about saving the place where we live.

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