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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Maldives - saved from the evil clutches of the IPCC

In a rare glimmer of climate sense, The Australian reports that the imminent flooding of the Maldives, predicted by (who else?) the IPCC, is far from certain and has nothing to do with "climate change" (via Tom Nelson).

It quotes the ABC (Alarmist Broadcasting Corporation), which dutifully parrots the usual IPCC line:
MOHAMED Nasheed (the new Maldives President) has named battling the effects of rising sea levels as a key priority. He's hatched an audacious plan to buy his people a new homeland and one of the destinations he's considering is Australia.

But a welcome dose of reality comes in the form of Nils-Axel Morner, former head of the department of paleogeophysics and geodynamics at Stockholm University:
THE Maldives have a unique position in sea-level research. In the past decade they have attracted special attention because, in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenario, the Maldives would be condemned to become flooded in the next 50 to 100 years.

Our research data does not lend support to any such flooding scenario, however. On the contrary, we find no signs of any ongoing sea-level rise. Our results comes from visits to numerous islands ... and includes coring, levelling, sampling and carbon dating.

Present sea level was reached about 4500BC. In the past 4000 years, sea level oscillated around the present. In the past decade, there are no signs of any rise in sea level. Hence, we are able to free the islands from the condemnation to become flooded in the 21st century.

Also, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation suggest that coral mining removes physical barriers to flooding and leaves the islands prone to increased wave action, swells, storm surges and erosion. And this is from the UN!

Sadly, the ABC, along with all the major mainstream media, can't be bothered to report the mundane reality (i.e. "climate change" not to blame), and have to peddle alarmist propaganda instead.

Read it here.


  • The new president probably knows where the money is, and if he get them he can be re-elected.

    But all global warming money is of course resources spent in vain.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 12, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

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