World Environment Day -Small Islands and Climate Change

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Published on June 5, 2014

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PowerPoint Presentation: World Environment Day 2014 Theme: Small Islands and Climate Change Raise your voice, not sea level PowerPoint Presentation: The global sea level has risen by about 10 to 25 cm (up to about 10 inches) over the last 100 years. (Source: UNEP) PowerPoint Presentation: The effects of global climate change are particularly severe on Small Island Developing States (SIDP ). Effects include s ea level rise; tropical cyclones/hurricanes; droughts; increasing sea surface temperatures; coral bleaching; and other adverse phenomena. PowerPoint Presentation: Here are some Small Island Developing States threatened by climate change: PowerPoint Presentation: Grenada It’s popularly known as "The Spice Isle" because of the abundance of locally grown spices and a culture of music, dance and food PowerPoint Presentation: However, Grenada is facing the threat of losing 60 per cent of its beaches if there is a 50-centimeter rise in sea level in the Caribbean . PowerPoint Presentation: Petit Martinique O ne of the smallest inhabited island in the Windward Islands with a population of only 900. The island is known for its peace and tranquility   PowerPoint Presentation: However, over the last two decades, the tiny island has experienced extensive erosion. Authorities say that at least 30 meters have been lost over a 15- to 20-year period – a rate equal to 1.5 to 2.0 meters per year PowerPoint Presentation: Antigua and Barbuda It is Guatemala's foremost tourist destination with expansive coastline , powdery soft beaches, wall of coral reef and bird sanctuaries PowerPoint Presentation: However, irregular weather patterns have caused droughts and excessive rainfall in Antigua and Barbuda. Farmers are now fighting an uphill battle to save their crops PowerPoint Presentation: St. Vincent and the Grenadines A tropical paradise: From  St. Vincent's lush tropical rainforest full of  eco-adventures , to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of   The Grenadines PowerPoint Presentation: However, unfavorable climatic conditions, such as continued heavy rainfall, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has led to a tremendous decline in honey production over the past years PowerPoint Presentation: St. Lucia A tropical gem with magnificent rain forests, landmark twin mountains called The Pitons, steep coastlines and lovely reefs offering excellent snorkeling and scuba diving PowerPoint Presentation: However, this small island Caribbean state is living the climate change . It has been hit by major hurricanes in 2007, 2010 and 2011 PowerPoint Presentation: Belize O nce known as British Honduras, it’s a land of swaying palm trees , colorful sunsets, mild weather, and spectacular beaches. C onsidered to be one of the best retirement locations. PowerPoint Presentation: However, deforestation, unsustainable agricultural practices and severe weather episodes like hurricanes are contributing to the degradation of the limited land resources of Belize PowerPoint Presentation: Fiji T he heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands. Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and lush rainforests, Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism   PowerPoint Presentation: However, flash flooding, surface flooding from high rainfall, coastal flooding from storm surges, shoreline erosion, and riverbank erosion are some of the challenges facing this island PowerPoint Presentation: Let’s take this pledge today: Raise your voice not sea level.. PowerPoint Presentation: Image Credits https :// c1.staticflickr.com/3/2188/1838541043_f79f84a2a8_z.jpg?zz=1 https:// c2.staticflickr.com/2/1334/552187593_ea7f357300_z.jpg http:// pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2013/04/21/13/22/st-lucia-106112_640.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Barbados_beach_(6735320631). jpg http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Grand_Anse_Beach_Grenada.jpg/1280px-Grand_Anse_Beach_Grenada.jpg 7 . http :// farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/12687395725_9c65fc68bb_o.jpg 9 . http :// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Jolly_Harbour.jpg 11 . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Petit_St._Vincent_Island_Resort _-_ The_Grenadines,_St._Vincent,_Caribbean.. jpg 13 . http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Petit_Piton.JPG 15. http ://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Hobie_Cats_at_Hatchet_Caye,_ Belize.jpg 17 . http:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Sigatoka_fiji.jpg 19 . http:// pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2014/02/19/20/44/sea-270162_640.jpg

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