The earth is getting warmer with every passing year and we are already seeing significant changes in the lands around us. Global warming is already having an extreme damaging effect on Palau where the beauty and tranquility of the islands may be forever altered and disappear.
Conservation and environmental protection is vital to the survival of the islands and has always been part of every island nation's conscience. Palau is popular as a great dive spot with abundant underwater diversity and one of the most pristine marine ecosystems in the world. As a focus of marine research, Palau waters have been protected and recognized as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World.
But with the effects of rising temperatures and sea levels, I'm afraid that my tiny homeland will be wiped out and no longer be the 'land of fairy tales'. Instead, like other low-lying island chains, it will just be a fairy tale legend passed down to our descendants.
Read on in this article by ProTravellers of the top 20 cities, islands and countries threatened by global warming with Palau being at the top of the list.