What Are Climate Change Hot Spots?

Most exotic visitors at annemariayritys.com so far this month: someone from American Samoa.


What do you know about American Samoa, or about geography in general?


American Samoa may be one of the many islands worldwide that will suffer from sea levels rising within upcoming decades/this century.


No one knows for sure how much sea levels will rise in different parts of the world, but many inhabited islands are at risk of becoming non-habitable.


Moreover, at least 60% of the world ‘s population lives in coastal regions that are equally much vulnerable to sea levels rising. This is why coastal cities are called “climate change hot spots”.


In addition, the vast majority of our world ́s currently around operating 450 nuclear plants are located in the lowland coastal areas, making them extra vulnerable to e.g. sea levels rising and/or tsunamis:


CarbonBrief: Mapped: The world’s nuclear power plants



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