The increasing topic of global warming also confirms that climate change will have a great impact on the world. The most obvious are global warming, rising sea levels and the accelerated melting of icebergs in the north and south poles, all of which are frightening. If one day, when all the icebergs in the South Arctic melt, the sea level will rise by more than 70 meters, which also means that more than half of the global islands will disappear, and Japan, the iconic island country, will lose a large area of land. So what is the impact of the rising sea level caused by global warming on Japan?
Recent scientists have pointed out that global warming does have a corresponding impact on island countries such as Japan, but the melting rate of icebergs caused by global warming is relatively slow. In cold places like the north and south poles, the melting of icebergs will not be very obvious. In addition, the freezing temperature of water is below zero. In the north and south poles, where the temperature is tens of degrees below zero, the melting speed of ice and snow is slower because of the temperature and continuous condensation. Even if the accumulation of time leads to excessive melting of ice and snow and a large rise of sea level, the low altitude areas of Japan will be in danger, but the whole area of Japan will not be completely submerged.
For Japan, one of the most dangerous reasons is the tectonic change caused by plate movement. Because Japan is an island country, just at the edge of the Pacific plate, frequent earthquakes and other natural disasters. The earthquake had a huge impact on Japan, and the tsunami after the earthquake was even more devastating. Experts on the geological plate have pointed out that Japan is at the junction of the Pacific plate and the Asian plate, and the two plates are squeezing each other, which is undoubtedly very dangerous. So Japan is likely to be dragged underground or pushed out of the ground due to plate movement. At the same time, there is a lot of evidence that because Japan is in the sea, the geological structure is not as strong as the land due to the long-term immersion of sea water, and the land subsidence is likely to be caused by the plate compression.
Will Japan and other island countries die out as scientists predict? Or will it be destroyed by plate movement? Scientists can’t really come to a conclusion, which will take time to confirm. Other scientists have pointed out that the plate movement is extremely slow. Maybe one day there will be no Japan, but the place where Japan is still exists.
Some experts also point out that if there is a strong plate movement, such as a strong earthquake or tsunami, maybe Japan will also disappear directly on the earth. But when this happens, the consequences are undoubtedly huge. At that time, China and even the world may suffer devastating disasters.