Told ya so. In I Feel a FAIL Coming On – Will Tuvalu Survive ‘Super moon’? Andi Cockroft pointed out that there was the usual media disaster hype, and the reality of what perigee moons actually do to affect tides, which isn’t much.
A “super-moon” will be a novelty for New Zealanders on Sunday, but for the 12,000 people of Tuvalu it is a foreboding practice for a future where rising seas make their homeland uninhabitable.
On Monday and Tuesday super-moon king tides will leave much of the capital atoll of Funafuti virtually below sea-level.
But the sea level/supermoon tide reality reported today sure didn’t match the hype earlier this week. In fact, it was a total predictive failure.
FAIL with a cherry on it. .3 meter lower than tides in the spring that they weren’t hyping.
For why Tuvalu won’t succumb to sea level rise, read this: Floating Islands
And their own government doesn’t even believe the sea level alarm, because they are building new airports and resorts: Tuvalu and many other South Pacific Islands are not sinking, claims they are due to global warming driven sea level rise are opportunistic.
Follow the money. h/t to WUWT commenter “inversesquare“.