The effects of climate change on islands

Climate change has a special significance for island territories. In the Canary Islands this implies a divergence of trade winds, a rise in sea level and higher water temperature, the risk of a tropicalization of the climate, prolonged periods of drought, haze and more intense rainfall. The Gran Canaria Island Authority recognises these facts and outlines its plan of action to ensure Gran Canaria is a sustainable island and environmentally-friendly.
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