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World's island states meet to confront climate, fiscal challenges

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By Amélie BOTTOLLIER-DEPOIS

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What happens to water after it evaporates? It cools in the atmosphere and falls down again as rain or snow.

That is true as long as the fluctuations continue. But there is a rising of the temperature. As a result, the water will be retained in the atmosphere in the near future and will not fall back as precipitations. Further on, the atmosphere will consist of steam and CO2. Much later the water will decompose and escape to the outer space, and the Earth will have an atmosphere made of CO2 and a little amount of Nitrogen.

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Global warming is reducing the amounts of available drinking water. The planet is mostly seas and oceans and rain falling there does nothing to increase drinking water. In the future wars will be over water rights.

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What happens to water after it evaporates? It cools in the atmosphere and falls down again as rain or snow.

The seas will stop rising and start descending, because the evaporation of the water will outbalance the melting of the ice.

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And climate change -- with its brutal droughts, powerful hurricanes and rising seas

The seas will stop rising and start descending, because the evaporation of the water will outbalance the melting of the ice.

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