New Study Shows The Solomon Islands Are Being Swallowed By The Ocean
A study revealed that at least five islands from the Solomon Islands have disappeared, attributing the sinking to climate change and trade winds.By Grant Suneson | May 10, 2016
Being next to the ocean might be good for luring in tourists, but it's starting to pose a huge threat to residents of the Solomon Islands.
A new study found at least five islands in the archipelago chain have disappeared. None of the islands were larger than 13 acres and no one lived on them, but the encroaching Pacific Ocean is starting to disrupt life for the islands' inhabitants.
Six more islands are also losing land, forcing entire villages to relocate. Lots of media outlets were quick to pin the blame on climate change, but researchers say there’s more to the story.