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Lamu archipelago, disaster in waiting!

SLR Inundation vulnerable areas
SLR Inundation vulnerable areas

lamu archipelago is free from climate-related disturbances especially climate related changes. Or is it, having a discussion with the local communities, they have different experiences. General climatic and seasonal changes are being seen. Some species of fish have completely disappeared from the waters and they can’t seem to be found at all. One community member stated that the ocean changes are evident, with the ocean waters either encroaching or receding from the available human space, however in some ome areas at the archipelago island especially the Pate island have actually been submerged and land beacons are under the ocean waters!. the communities and the owners actually lay claim of the area covered by the advancing ocean, as their own. Meanwhile, the ocean is comfortably¬†covering the beacons, its a site to behold. ¬†I went at lengths to use the available software in GIS especially global mapper and Arc GIS to run an analysis on the areas under threat from the receding or advancing oceans. The map is shown on the left.

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