Compalina Island is a tropical oasis that is home to many native plants and animals. In 1960 the US government occupied the island to monitor the affects of global warming. It is located about 1,000 miles off the coast of California in the Pacific Ocean and located in the “Pacific Garbage Patch”. The island is about 22.9 square miles big. Compalina has been abandoned for the past 5 years due to the affects of global warming making it impossible to inhabit.
The rise of CO2 in the atmosphere has caused a rise in sea level that has begun to erode the island. The once tropical island is losing its biodiversity daily. The rise in CO2 has affected climate and the air and has destroyed the eco-system. The once white sand coast is now covered in plastic debris and trash that comes from both continents connected to the Pacific Ocean. The islands cave structure is appealing to sea otters, but they have now been placed on the endangered species list and a siting of one is rare. Compalina once home to the first and only global warming research team now sits in the Pacific Ocean collecting garbage and eroding away. Weather patterns fluctuate morning to evening. Blistering hot heats up the island daily, and violent tropical storms invade the island nightly. It is predicted that by 2022 the island will be completely submerged under water, and will be the first of many islands to disappear into the ocean.
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