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Time and Tide WAITING for the Marshall Islands, Contrary to What Climate Rednecks Say - Bogan Unum
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AlleyCat
2018-04-02 03:16:58 UTC
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Love how you morons always cherry-pick little known islands that are
probably going under for reasons that have NOTHING to do with sea level
rise, what little of it there is.

Isle de Jean Charles is losing land to shifting tides and currents caused
by years and years of hurricanes ("They are one hurricane away from
obliteration...") washing away and reforming NATURAL barrier islands,
marshes and vegetation, whereas The Marshall Islands, once thought to be
sinking in the grand scheme of "climate change and global warming", is
actually GAINING land.

How in the FUCK can that BE? We ALL know that sea level rise is so fast
now, many people have begun evacuating to high ground! Well... not really,
which is why many don't believe the idiots on the left, who cry wolf every
damn time the wind blows a little stronger and it rains a little more than
"normal".

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Ocean Islands Are Not Sinking
By Jack Dini - January 4, 2017

Oh... my bad... this article is 3 months old. Please disregard anything
below this line.
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Once a year or so, journalists from major news outlets travel to the
Marshall Islands, a remote chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in
the Pacific Ocean, to report in panicked tones that the island nation is
vanishing because of climate change. Their dispatches are often filled
with raw emotion and suggest that residents are fleeing atolls swiftly
sinking into the sea. No doubt, residents are leaving the Marshall
Islands, but it is not because of climate change, reports Bjorn Lomborg. 1
New research shows the islands are growing, not receding

Using historic aerial photographs and high-resolution satellite imagery,
Auckland University scientists Murray Ford and Paul Kench recently
analyzed shoreline changes on six atolls and two mid-ocean reef islands in
the Marshall Islands. Their peer-reviewed study revealed that since the
middle of the 20th century the total land area of the islands has actually
grown. 2

This is due to accretion, where coral broken up by the waves washes up on
these low-lying islands as sand, counteracting the reduction in land mass.
Research shows that this process is overpowering the erosion from sea-
level rise, leading to a net land area gain.

This is not only true for the Marshall Islands. The researchers write that
within the recently emerging body of shoreline change studies on atoll
islands there is little evidence of widespread reef island erosion. To the
contrary, several studies have documented noteworthy shoreline
progradation (growth) and positional changes of islands since the mid-20th
century, resulting in a net increase in island area. The most famous of
these studies showed that of 27 Pacific Islands, 14% lost area, yet 43%
gained area, with the rest remaining stable.

Representatives from the Marshall Islands have been vocal about the need
for strong global action on climate. President Hilda Heine has told
reporters that longtime residents are leaving the Marshall Islands because
climate change is threatening the nation's existence. It's true that
approximately one-third of the population has relocated to the US, but for
reasons other than climate change. 1

Some 52.7% of the Marshall Islands population lives below the poverty
line. Only 39.3% of the population age 15 years and above is employed. In
its 2015 human-rights report on the island nation, the US State Department
said that significant problems include: chronic government corruption and
chronic domestic violence, along with child abuse, sex trafficking, and
lack of legal provision protecting worker's rights. Marshallese citizens
also have an easy immigration pathway to America and can live, work and
study in the US without a visa.

Policymakers who want to help the residents of the Marshall Islands should
tackle issues like poverty, health care, corruption and domestic violence
and avoid paying so much lip-service to climate.

Another island nation in the Pacific, Tuvalu, has also claimed it was
drowning because of global warming. The prime minister has said that
Tuvalu was 'the world's first victim of climate change,' and that 'the
greenhouse effect and sea level rise threaten the very heart of our
existence.'3
Continued below...
Tuvalu is a tropical island mess being run by slick politicians using
global warming for a shakedown operation

Once again, recent research says otherwise.

Paul Kench and colleagues analyzed six time slices of shoreline position
over the past 18 years at 29 islands of Funafuti Atoll (the capital of the
island nation of Tuvalu) to determine their physical response to recent
sea level rise. Despite any so-called rise, no islands have been lost, the
majority have enlarged, and there has been a 7.3% increase in net island
area over the past century. There is no evidence of heightened erosion
over the past half century. Reef islands in Funafuti continually adjust
their size, shape and position in response to variation in boundary
conditions, including storms, sediment supply, as well as sea level 4

On the other side of the world cries similar to those voiced for the
Marshall Islands and Tuvalu are heard. The Maldives in the Indian Ocean
have long been used by global warming alarmists to drive home the dangers
of rising sea levels.

In spite of alarmist former President Mohammed Nasheed predicting his
country will be under water in seven years, the tourist industry does not
believe in the downfall of the Maldives. Thirty additional luxury class
hotel complexes are planned for the next 6 to 10 years, not counting many
smaller homes. Tourism is currently increasing 20% annually. 5

The developers are on safe ground in spite of Nasheed's dire warnings.
There is a lot of science supporting the tourism industry's belief that
sea level rise is not a problem. Flinders University in Adelaide had the
task of settling the sea level situation once and for all by installing
state-of-the-art tide gauge equipment on 12 islands. There was no overall
change in sea level at any of the islands after sixteen years.6

One of the foremost sea level experts in the world, Swedish scientist
Nils-Axel Morner says this, "As someone with some expertise in the field,
I can assure the low-lying countries that this is a false alarm. The sea
is not rising precipitously. I have studied many of the low-lying regions
in my 45 year career recording and interpreting sea level data. I have
conducted six field trips to the Maldives. I have been to Bangladesh,
whose environment minister was claiming that flooding due to climate
change threatened to create 20 million 'ecological refugees' in her
country. I have carefully examined the data of 'drowning' Tuvalu and I can
report that, while such regions do have problems, they need not fear
rising sea levels. Our research is what the climate lobby might call an
'inconvenient truth,' it shows that sea levels have been oscillating close
to the present level for the last three centuries. This is not due to
melting glaciers: sea levels are affected by a great many factors. They
rose in the order of 10 to 11 cm between 1850 and 1940, stopped rising or
maybe even fell a little until 1970, and have remained flat every since."
7

Regarding Tuvalu, Brian Sussman says, "Tuvalu's problem is not climate
change. Tuvalu's mess is that the country was never meant for modern
habitation. There is no fresh water available-only what can be obtained
from rain. Much of the population on the main island uses a lagoon for its
bathing and toilet facilities. The tiny nation ships its garbage to
landfills in Fiji and New Zealand. Tuvalu is a tropical island mess being
run by slick politicians using global warming for a shakedown operation."
8


References:

1. Bjorn Lomborg, "About those non-disappearing Pacific islands," The
Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2016

2. Murray R. Ford and Paul S. Kench, "Multi-decadal shoreline changes
in response to sea level rise in the Marshall Islands,"
Anthropocene, 11, 14, September 2015

3. Patrick J. Michaels, Meltdown, (Washington, DC, Cato Institute,
2004), 203

4. P. S. Kench et al., "Coral islands defy sea-level rise over the past
century: records from a central Pacific atoll," Geology, April 27,
2015, doi: 10.1130/G36555.1

5. P. Gosselin, "Developers dismiss sea level rise claims-plan to build
30 new luxury hotels in the Maldives-Nasheed's cash machine,"
notrickszone.com, November 3, 2013

6. Michael Fox, "Maldives sea level fraud," Hawaii Reporter, October
26, 2009

7. Nils-Axel Morner, "Rising credulity," spectator.co.uk, December 3,
2011

8. Brain Sussman, "Cancun's climate clock," American Thinker, December
8, 2010
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Dhu on Gate
2018-04-03 19:56:57 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
How in the FUCK can that BE? We ALL know that sea level rise is so fast
now, many people have begun evacuating to high ground! Well... not really,
which is why many don't believe the idiots on the left, who cry wolf every
damn time the wind blows a little stronger and it rains a little more than
"normal".
Here hopin' you've got a lot of your savings tied up in Beach Front in Florida.

Dhu
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C'est une esp`ece de sauvage: ne obliviscaris, vix ea nostra voco;-)

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