How long will it be until rising sea levels wipe out island nations like Tuvalu?



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    It all depends on people’s actions and the rate of global warming.  On average, Tuvalu is only 6 feet above sea level, it’s highest point being 15 feet above.  The beach front has diminished by over ten feet in the last 15 years.  Rising sea levels are only part of the problem though.  Other human actions that led to forest degredation, coral reef destruction and overpopulation have also led to environmental destruction that is accelerating the process of rising sea levels (less protection against harsher waters, less to hold the land in place).  Human action can slow down or speed up whatever is going on here.  However, some scientists predict that Tuvalu can be completely underwater in 50 years time if current rates continue.

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