Thanks for acknowledging the possibility of me & mine maybe living in Water World at some point. I don't think it's completely beyond the realm of possibility that Cebu Island could have a super-sized earthquake that could lower it enough to make rising ocean levels a game-changer. There's also an apparent lack of concern about ppl hauling away coastal sand for construction. I saw at least 5 men digging sand & loading it into small barges right off the city's market shore.Sadly, and I take no joy in saying this, but there has never been nor ever was a nation on this planet that hasn't abused, exploited, or murdered another group. I say this only to put things in perspective as many woke friends of mine seem to think history started in the last ten years.
I sure as heck hope your island doesn't disappear beneath the waves. The studies coming in are showing that Global Warming is getting worse NOT better, and we're seeing it here in Nova Scotia. We've had record heat bombs that have killed many citizens. The west of Canada and the US is becoming a desert. The east is becoming a flooded nightmare. And we're just beginning.
And imagine. Some people still disbelief in anthropomorphic climate change. It's stunning.
You'll believe humans create pollution. You'll believe they fish the ocean into a desert. But you can't believe for some reason that 7 billion people releasing toxins into the atmosphere through industrial and commercial waste can affect the climate.
Another bad side to global warming of the oceans is the Irukandjii jellyfish, which used to be limited to the warmest waters of the Pacific is spreading out its range b/c the surrounding waters are warming so drastically. They're especially dangerous b/c they're so small; about a 2 inch bell & practically transparent. I saw a Nat'l Geo program on them that led w/ the story of a man who was snorkeling & got stung on his chest & died an extremely painful death shortly after. There was a teenager here who died from a jellyfish sting not too long ago. So, no more ocean swimming for me!
I don't know if you're into the alien/ET scenario that our existence as talking monkeys is largely due to ET tinkering. I tend to think they're still around & keeping an eye on us for any number of reasons. What's kind of frustrating is that ET is quite concerned w/ the tremendous damage we're doing to the planet, but they seem to want to watch this play out by staying hands-off. Another angle is Jason Reza Jorjani's The Breakaway Civilization, a really fascinating take on the idea that a hidden society of men & ETs are lodged around the world & preparing for a move to Mars, among other things.