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Climate change: Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas

Five islands in the Pacific Ocean existed as late as 2014; fast forward two years and they are nowhere to be seen.

A further six reef islands are also facing the same fate, in a warning to the world’s scientists and other low-lying nations.

An alarming new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, reveals rising sea levels and coastal erosion are to blame for the predicament.

Scientists warn the findings could provide valuable insights for future research.

It is feared that the rise in sea levels will cause widespread erosion and inundation of low-lying atolls in the Pacific.

“This ultimately calls for support from development partners and international financial mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund,” Melchior Mataki, head of the Solomon Islands’ National Disaster Council, was quoted as saying in the commentary.

The Green Climate Fund, part of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, was founded to help countries deal with climate change.

Green Motion, the pioneers and leaders of the vision of low carbon vehicles for daily rental hold carbon reduction at the heart of the business.

Green Motion endeavours to lower its usage of CO2 emissions associated with road travel, with also continuing to concentrate on its own sustainability by remaining dedicated to further reductions in energy use, minimising water consumption, effective recycling and the employment of sustainable and eco-logical materials throughout the business platform.

CO2 emissions affect not only our climate by also our health, how we treat our environment in the short-term has detrimental consequences in the long-term. We believe that all businesses can put positive infrastructures in place to care for the environment. As a car hire company, we recognised that we had a responsibility to care for our environment in a market that is known for not being entirely environmentally friendly.

Green Motion is proud to have the greenest vehicle rental fleet in the world.

Green Motion offers customers a choice of low emission, hybrid, filtered diesels and electric vehicles. To make a booking with Green Motion at any one of their 23 countries, please visit greenmotion.com or phone +44 (0) 2071864000.