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[March Free Report] Micronesia

by Baekjin Kim | 18-03-2023 05:28 recommendations 0

Micronesia is a beautiful archipelagic state located in the continent of Oceania. Recently, climate change and rising sea levels are a common issue that has been spotted along with the nearby states. According to the World Bank Group, The Federated States of Micronesia experienced warming of around 0.7 degrees celsius between 1980 and 2017. It is most likely to be around 3.0 degrees celsius of warming by the end of the century. 

Additionally, climate changes are happening simultaneously, and there are potential threats of natural disasters which include extreme heat, intensified cyclones, and extreme rainfall. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Micronesians mostly rely on farming and fishing, which can directly affect their economic system. Furthermore, low-lying areas can be affected by the change in sea levels, which increases the risks of saline intrusion, tsunami and cyclone-induced storm surges, wave-driven flooding, and coastal erosion. These islands are in severe danger and could disappear in a second without any notice. 

Some simple solutions that can be helpful are minimizing the usage of greenhouse gases and reducing the usage of vehicles. Recently, I have started to walk to school, where I feel more healthier and beneficial not only for myself but to the ecosystems as well. Moreover, in our school American School Dhahran, students ride school buses due to the fact that they live in a far area, but the students who live close by try their best to not ride any vehicles but to ride an eco-friendly bicycle to protect the earth. 

Data provided: World Bank Group, UNDP

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Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello Baekjin! Again, this is your mentor Yewon.

    This time you wrote a report about Micronesia! I have never heard of Micronesia before, but I think I fell in love with Micronesia after seeing the pictures you added to your report!! I think Micronesia is a so beautiful place!

    Thanks to your informative report, I could learn a lot about Micronesia's environment and the problems Micronesia is now facing. I agree with your point of view that we should try to help protect the environment by practicing small things we can do in our everyday life!

    Thank you for your great work! I hope to read your next report too!
    Posted 02-04-2023 15:39

James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello again Baekjin!

    I have only heard about the Solomon islands in the Pacific, but never heard about the term Micronesia. It certainly looks like a beautiful place with enriched biodiversity. It saddens me to hear that the rising of sea levels is putting these islands in critical danger.

    Thus, I feel the same urgency for our society to reduce emission of GHGs and combustion engines. I'm sure you are already familiar with the concept of ozone depletion and greenhouse effect. Let us search for effective means to curb these phenomena.

    Thanks for this wonderful article! I wish to hear more about Micronesia from you.
    Posted 27-03-2023 14:06

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