A new study has found that five previously-charted small islands in the Solomon Island chain have slipped beneath the ocean, due to the effects of climate change-related sea level rise, and from the erosion caused by the encroaching ocean. These small islands were thankfully uninhabited, but the study also shows that another six islands in the chain are experiencing severe shoreline recession, with two villages having been lost as a result, forcing the residents to relocate.
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