The Climate Reality Project -- Solomon Islands
What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved.
Solomon Islands --
The Solomon Islands make up a chain of over 1000 islands in the South Pacific. They span over 280,000 square miles.
If you live in a coastal community on Ontong Java (one of those 1000 islands), you are faced with a real concern that your home might one day wash away. As with all other island nations, sea level rise caused by global warming is a major concern for Solomon Islanders.
Climate change is projected to further reduce the production of key crops like taro root and kumara, through extreme events like cyclones and floods as well as drought, storm surges, saltwater intrusion, and changing patterns of pests and diseases.Entire communities are relocating to avoid catastrophes just like this as the tides get higher and higher. Islands with lower elevations are being hit the hardest. 80 percent of the population grows its own food, so a surge in salty water, combined with warmer temperatures, is making it harder and harder for families to feed themselves.