Kwajalein Atoll

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  • Sea Levels: The Causes And Effects Of Global Warming

    the island is at a major risk for disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean. These effects have been seen with the island slowing disappearing over the last few decades with mild increases in temperature, but if the mass emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels isn’t decreased or eliminated, not only would the Marshal Islands be completely covered, but parts of the United States like San Francisco’s coasts, the Boston Bay area, and so many other major costal cities in the United States could be the next victim of rising sea levels. The Marshall Islands foreign minister Tony De Brum is pleading with policy makers in highly developed nations to help in the fight against rising sea levels. De Brum noticed that on the Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll, the United States’ Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site was more than equipped to handle the flooding that came with the rising sea levels. This base is crucial to the United States to testing and a key place for jobs for the islanders. But De Brum noted that the base had desalination machines and heavy duty sea walls to protect itself from the rising waters; if these same defenses against sea levels could be provided on the main island, thousands of people would be sheltered from the threat of being swept away during the night by the ocean. The NyTimes article also noted that if the cities could be built up by six feet and a new drainage system could be installed that this would drastically increase the chance of this…

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  • Biikini Atoll Persuasive Essay

    another in the name of peace? Bikini Atoll is located 850 kilometers northwest of Majuro on the northern fringe of the Marshall Islands and it has more than 23 islands and islets. The four islands are Bikini, Eneu, Nam and Enidrik. Out of the four islands, Bikini and Eneu were the only islands that have had a permanent population. On August 1945, United States dropped two nuclear weapons in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 120,000 people immediately got killed and this led to the end of…

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  • Relationship Between Climate Change, Migration And Human Health

    The IPCC states that sea level rise in the Pacific is on track with the predicted rise of .18 to .59 meters by 2090, severely threatening the land security of atolls that barely lie above sea level (“Human Health”, 2015). If the physical land no longer exists, populations will be forced to move. Livelihood security will also be threatened by the rising level and acidification of the seas. Populations in the Pacific are extremely dependent on fisheries and local agriculture for food. Rising sea…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Bomb Testing

    to the articles about 65,000 to 200,000 people kick the bucket. After the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan still did not surrender. United States dropped the second bomb on Nagasaki which made them give up, one of the article stated that 39,000 people were assassinated and 25,000 were injured. A year after World War 2, United States conduct a nuclear bomb test at Bikini Atoll. Base on the article, bikini atoll is from Micronesia, 2.3 square miles, and people have been living there for…

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  • Battle Of Midway Turning Point

    Japans sneak attack on America at Pearl Harbor; “which proved a spectacular success, at least superficially. Although it had left some notable loose ends in its wake—including the failure to sink any American aircraft carriers—it had resulted in enough damage to the U.S. Navy that the Japanese greeted it as a great victory.”(24) Japan knowing another direct attack on Hawaii was impossible began looking at other options including looking into the Fiji/Samoa area. “Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku,…

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  • American Technological Sublime Analysis

    offered for Americans and their future. With exhibits such as Futurama, Democracity, Utopian Cities, the Perisphere and the Trylon Americans left with a difficulty to suppress the excitement of what corporations would do next.The most memorable exhibit at the fair was the General Motors Pavilion, and the most memorable feature in the General Motors Pavilion was a ride called the Futurama. People stood in line for hours to ride it and experience the exciting possibilities of life in the distant…

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  • Poverty In The Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands are an island country in the Pacific Ocean consisting of 29 atolls and five islands. Ebeye island, also known as the “Slum of the Pacific”, is the most populous and polluted island of Kwajalein atoll in the Marshal islands. The rising seas levels is a big concern because it not only washed up pollutants and trashes onto the land but also cause floods which threaten people’s home and their belongings (Barker, 2013). Ebeye is also known for its frequent power outages that can…

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  • How To Strength In Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

    a rescue mission, Louie’s plane stalled and crashed into the Pacific, resulting in the deaths of several crew members; everyone except for Louie and two other men, Russell Allen Phillips and Francis McNamara. After forty-seven days adrift on the raft, the Japanese captured Louie and Phil. They held them initially on an atoll in the Marshall Islands, where the men received food and minor medical attention. Soon after, Louie and Phil moved to a camp called Kwajalein, commonly known as Execution…

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  • Arguments Against Nuclear Deterrence

    interests. During the height of the Cold War, 68,000 nuclear weapons were active in the world. Now the number is down to 4,100. One of the reasons why states have cut down on the number is because they want to be really careful with existing nuclear weapons and make sure that they do not fall into the wrong hands. There are historical cases that raise the risk and should create concerns of an accidental nuclear war. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States routinely kept a…

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  • Analysis Of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

    bombardier. After training Louie and the rest of his crew were stationed in the Pacific Islands. While stationed here the crew of Superman went on missions raids to bomb Wake Atoll and Tokyo. Although, there were the missions most of the airtime that the crew spent in the air was on rescue missions. This was the case on the fateful day May 27, 1943 Louie’s crew flying a different plane, the Green Hornet because the Superman has sustained damage and wasn’t flyable. Russell “Phil” Phillips,…

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