Gap Fill - Rising Sea Levels - Level 6


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Rising sea levels have caused Panama to evacuate the of one of its islands. The inhabitants of the Gardi Sugdub island off Panama's Caribbean are being relocated to the . However, a Panamanian government official said some people are refusing to vacate their home. They will stay until the absolute last minute. Panama's government said Gardi Sugdub is a of things to come as more low-lying islands are under from being engulfed by the . A recent study by Panama's Environment Ministry estimated the country would lose 2.01 per cent of its territory to rising sea levels. It added that 38,000 people will need to be relocated at a of about $1.2 billion.

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