4 Jul 05 – The tiny country of Tuvalu is not cooperating with global warming models. In the early 1990s, scientists warned that the Pacific coral atoll of nine islands – only 12 feet above sea level at their highest point – would vanish within decades, swamped by rising seas. Sea levels were supposedly rising at the rate of 1.5 inches per year.
Understandably, the residents of Tuvalu were concerned, so Tuvalu’s official meteorological agency began measuring sea levels.
Ten years later they were shocked to discover that sea levels had fallen 2.5 inches during that time. Similar sea-level declines have been recorded in Nauru and the Solomon Islands. (London Telegraph, 6 Aug 2000)
Tuvalu somehow “lost” those records, and has started the measurement process again.
Update – Tuvalu sea levels STILL falling
4 Dec 09 – All this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story, says Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change.
When running the International Commission on Sea Level Change, Mörner launched a special project on the Maldives, whose leaders have for 20 years been calling for vast sums of international aid to stave off disaster. Six times he and his expert team visited the islands, to confirm that the sea has not risen for half a century. Before announcing his findings, he offered to show the inhabitants a film explaining why they had nothing to worry about. The government refused to let it be shown.
Similarly in Tuvalu, where local leaders have been calling for the inhabitants to be evacuated for 20 years, the sea has if anything dropped in recent decades. (italics added)
If there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner. His findings are based on “going into the field to observe what is actually happening in the real world”.
See Rising sea levels ‘the greatest lie ever told’
Sea levels are also falling in the Maldives! (in the Indian Ocean)
See Sea levels are falling!
Sea levels are also falling in the Arctic Ocean
See Arctic Sea Level Falling