Solomons: A paradise at threatUpdated 9:32 AM ET, Tue May 10, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Solomons: A paradise at threatThe island of Sogomou , part of the Solomons chain, lost 55 percent of its land surface between 1947 and 2014. Photo taken in October 2013.Hide Caption 1 of 5 Photos: Solomons: A paradise at threatThe area of Roviana in the Solomon Islands has been more resilient to sea level rises than other parts of the archipelago. Photo taken in May 2010.Hide Caption 2 of 5 Photos: Solomons: A paradise at threatIn the past 20 years, sea levels in the Solomon Islands have risen up to 10 milimeters annually. Photo taken in October 2013.Hide Caption 3 of 5 Photos: Solomons: A paradise at threatCommunities in parts of the Solomon Islands have been forced to move to higher volcanic islands as they watch their coastline recede, pushing seawater into their homes. Photo taken October 2013.Hide Caption 4 of 5 Photos: Solomons: A paradise at threatFive islands that have been submerged by rising sea levels in the Solomons were not inhabited, but were used for fishing. Photo taken in May 2010.Hide Caption 5 of 5Five of the Solomon Islands have completely disappeared under water over the past seven decades, one drawing its last breath as recently as 2011.More from WorldUS fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes near AlaskaNorth Korean propaganda gets makeover to appeal to youthTrump sending mixed messages on Iran Iranian foreign minister trades strong words with Trump Theresa May offers vote on second referendum if lawmakers back 'new Brexit deal'