Inconvenient Study: Sea level rise likely not to drown low-lying Pacific atolls

By H. Sterling Burnett A new study published in Geology, the journal of the Geological Society of America, indicates even if seas continue to rise, low-lying islands and atolls, such as Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu and are likely to adapt to the rising seas rather than sink beneath them, contrary to climate model projections. Lead…

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UN Chief Poses For TIME Cover Off ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Nation That’s Actually Growing In Size

from The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor TIME magazine’s cover shows U.N. chief António Guterres standing in waters off a Pacific island that’s allegedly “sinking” into the sea — except scientific studies indicate it’s not. Studies have found most low-lying Pacific islands either remained stable or increased in size over the decades, including…

Lead or sue? Pacific islands take twin tracks on climate change

Author, Climate Home News. Published on 22/11/2018, 3:43pm Vanuatu becomes the first nation state to threaten oil majors with climate damages lawsuits, while the Marshall Islands submits updated climate plan to the UN By Megan Darby Pacific Island nations declared two world firsts on Thursday, as part of a “virtual climate summit”. Vanuatu is considering…

Kiribati – a global warming refuge?

From an NSF press release, comes this strange new term, look for real estate prices to soar and airports to be built there soon. Oh, wait, that’s Tuvalu/Maldives, which global warming is supposed to inundate with sea level rise. Never mind. But then there’s this: In September 2011, Kiribati’s President Anote Tong and the UN…