February 14, 2020
I've been writing about Global Warming Climate Flatulence Climate Change for a long, long time. And I've been writing about atolls just as long, at least since the old Birdblog days. As I pointed out back then, low-lying islands are not disappearing; on the contrary, some actually have grown since the supposed warming of the planet has been supposedly in overdrive. That cannot happen; the sea levels are rising, we were told, and the small islands would disappear.
Well, they haven't been. I wrote about them here, here, and here.
Well, now you can read about it here.
From One News Now:
Despite what many climatologists report concerning rising sea levels, research conducted by New Zealand scientists on Tavalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014 indicates that the Maldives and other coral islands in the region are actually getting larger – not shrinking and sinking.
"The Pacific nation of Tuvalu – long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels – is actually growing in size, new research shows,” a report on a University of Auckland study revealed in February. "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.”
In fact, Paul Kench – co-author of the research – argued against climate change alarmists’ assertion that low-lying island nations will soon succumb to rising seas and be completely submerged.
"We tend to think of Pacific atolls as static landforms that will simply be inundated as sea levels rise, but there is growing evidence these islands are geologically dynamic and are constantly changing," Kench contended the scientific report on the study. "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."
This argument for island expansion – as opposed to island shrinking that global warming climatologists often claim – is corroborated by other research, as well.
"The results [of the Kiwi study] echoed a 2015 study by the same lead author that also found coral island expansion,” Bastach noted. "Study lead author and scientist Paul Kench told The New Scientist ‘that the Maldives seem to be showing a similar effect.’”
Posted by: wilson bushman at February 14, 2020 07:18 PM (sUvq5)
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