Another island location, Fiji is highly susceptible to rising ocean levels, typhoons, and flooding. Standing flood waters could also contribute to the spread of disease. Some villages have already had to relocate to higher ground to escape the ever encroaching tides. This will, in turn, hurt tourism, one of the largest contributors to their economy. This gorgeous island paradise will be one of the most devastated islands in the Pacific if climate change is not reversed.
The Maldives consist of thousands of tiny islands and are another popular beach destination for many travelers. But like other islands, rising sea levels puts this gorgeous place in jeopardy. Climate change has also resulted in the bleaching of its coral reefs. Once a reef suffers bleaching, it can take a decade for it to recover, if it manages to recover at all. As a tourist destination, global warming also threatens the Maldivian economy, leaving the well being of the citizens up in the air.
6. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is such a modern, metropolitan area that you may not think of it as being in much danger from climate change, but Tokyo is a coastal city, which means it is subject to rising sea levels and dangerous weather conditions. The increase in global temperatures has had a profound effect on major cities due to the heat becoming trapped within the concrete jungle, making it several degrees hotter inside the city versus outside of it.