Climate change affecting tourism and local economy in the South Pacific.

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 4:57 PM


The South Pacific is home to hundreds if not thousands of tiny island with plush foliage, white sandy beaches and surrounded by pristine blue ocean; the perfect vacation getaway.  The natural beauty of these islands are important to the economy of these countries as they attract tourist which provide jobs and bring in money.  Along with the magnificent island retreats the South Pacific boasts beautiful warm weather year round, the seasons consist of cooler, and warmer seasons with rain. 
Climate change is changing the weather that the South Pacific has relied on for generations.  Islands are losing their beaches and the weather patterns have become inconsistent that tourists can no longer show up expecting the famed South Pacific weather.  This has caused a drop in tourism; the main source of economy for many of islands in the South Pacific.  

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