February 10, 2018

Pacific Islands Growing

Timothy Birdnow

The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is growing, despite hysterical claims that it was being subsumed by rising ocean levels.

According to Physorg.:

"A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu's total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average." End excerpt.

So, Tuvalu is actually GROWING.

So how does an island grow? With silver bells and cockle shells apparently:

"The study findings may seem counter-intuitive, given that (the) sea level has been rising in the region over the past half century, but the dominant mode of change over that time on Tuvalu has been expansion, not erosion."

It found factors such as wave patterns and sediment dumped by storms could offset the erosion caused by rising water levels."

End excerpt.

As far back as 2011 it was obvious there was no sea level rise in Kiribati or Tuvalu. The media simply ignored this, and the governments of these islands wanted money from the international community so made hysterical statements about loss of territory from "climate change". It wasn't true, and the actual measurements of the sea levels disproved such claims, but the politics was such that nobody wanted to talk about it. And naturally, the physorg article pays lip service to global warming even while having to admit the islands are in no danger, and are in fact growing.

See also my canadafreepress.com/article/global-warming-grows-pacific-islands]Canada Free Press article here.

Kiribati and Tuvalo lie in the active region between the north and south Pacific Gyres, large rotating currents (the north clockwise and the southern counterclockwise). In fact there are two westbound currents, the northern equatorial and southern equatorial and the eastbound equatorial countercurrent. This is a fine situation for moving erosion across these islands, thus helping to rebuild them. Without this you would have nothing but bare coral sticking up out of the ocean. But you don't and there is a reason for that.

Bear in mind, too, that Tuvalu is on the southern side of things, and as Antarctican ice grows the sea level rise will reduce.

What really is a wonder is that it took this long for this to make it into the general public. But then, never underestimate the duplicity of the media and government-funded academic research.

One more dominoe has fallen in the global warming grift.

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