The above concept illustrates the potential of Paradise Island, just off the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. The popular tourist destination is home to more than 16,000 people. But it is far from the only island under serious threat.
The report shows that many small island nations are at risk of near-Earth damage due to the climate crisis. These include the Maldives, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Toklau, Tuvalu, the Cocos Islands and the Bahamas. At 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit warming, each of these areas is at risk of completely submerging 90% of the homes of their current population. Even with temperatures rising to “just” 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, more than 60 percent of residents are at risk.