25 countries at risk of global warming could face catastrophic consequences, scientists warn. A study published in the journal Nature Communications found that climate change could melt Antarctica’s glaciers and trigger massive landslides that would trigger devastating tsunamis.
The greatest casualties and destruction are predicted in South American countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, French Guiana, Chile and Ecuador. Also in the risk zone are the countries of Southeast Asia: Brunei, East Timor, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
In addition to the catastrophic consequences for human life, global warming could lead to significant economic damage. Scientists predict that the natural phenomenon El Niño, which increases the temperature of the water in the Pacific Ocean, could lead to a loss of up to three million dollars.
Climate change is a serious threat that must be taken seriously. It is important to do what we can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve our planet for future generations.