Tonga

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Its about how tonga is being affected by climate change 



How is Tonga Being Affected by climate change?

Tonga is a place near new zealand it is being affected by climate change but don't worry caritas is here to save the day, but that doesn't mean to not to help they need as much money to save the lives of others.Tongas water levels have been rising like crazy it’s mostly affecting the people off the coast on little islands around tonga.

Sea Levels Rising
The impacts of climate change and sea level rise on Tonga have been studied for twenty years, but there has been little action in the developed world to reduce emissions to mitigate the problem despite the scientific evidence and even legally binding treaties such as the Kyoto Protocol. Erosion is affecting Tonga as well as rising temperatures and the sea level is killing the animal and plant life in the sea, Tropical climate with a warmer period, during which the temperatures rise above 32 degrees celsius, and a cooler period,with temperatures rarely rising above 27 degrees celsius which is a lot hotter than what it normally is.

Natural disasters
Cyclones, Earthquakes and volcanoes erupting some people are already preparing for the nex disasters. Deforestation  has ended up with more and more land is being cleared for farming and settlement some damage to coral reefs from starfish and intensive coral and shell collectors overhunting threatens native sea turtle.
Facts
• About 71 per cent of the earth’s surface is covered in water but only 2.5% of all the water on
earth is freshwater.
• An estimated 30 per cent of fresh water is water found in underground holding areas known
as ‘aquifers’. Once the water from an aquifer has been removed the holding area can take as
long as tens of thousands of years to refill.
• We used to think that fresh water was as renewable and common as sunlight or wind. Now
we know that there is a limited supply of it.
• While people in developed countries like New Zealand have clean water available almost
24/7 from household taps, 783 million people in the world lack access to clean fresh water.
• 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation such as toilets.
• More than 80 per cent of wastewater that returns to rivers and seas has not had pollutants
removed from it.
• Every day nearly 1,000 children die from water and sanitation-related diseases.
• In some countries fetching water can take so much time that often children who collect
water don’t have time to go to school.
• As climate change continues, wet parts of the world will get wetter and dry places will get
drier.
• By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or
recurring shortages of fresh water.
• People living in coastal areas, including most of us who live in the Pacific, will be exposed to
higher storm surges, intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers, and other risks such as
flooding, as sea levels rise.

Conclusion
Tonga is such a beautiful country it's a shame it being affected by climate change. Let’s STOP climate change from affecting places all around the world so that future generations have a good life to live on a healthy earth.This is our doings and were going to STOP.

How you can Help
Caritas also help places all around the world like fiji vanuatu and papua new guinea.

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