Supposedly ‘sinking’ Tuvalu is getting bigger

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu—which we’ve been told will disappear beneath rising seas caused by to global warming—is actually growing in size, new research shows.

Using aerial photographs and satellite imagery, a University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014,

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.

Rather than looking to migrate, the researchers say Tulalo’s residents should start planning for a long-term future. “Loss of land is unlikely to be a factor in forcing depopulation of Tuvalu.”

Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean about midway between Hawaii and Australia.

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pacific-nation-bigger.html

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


16 thoughts on “Supposedly ‘sinking’ Tuvalu is getting bigger”

  1. and of course sea levels continue to fall since 1992!
    It fell 2.5 inches there between 1992 and 2000. So this means that Tuvalu will expand even further out over the ocean.

  2. It’s good news to know that the new terminal they opened at the airport earlier this year won’t be under water any time soon.

  3. Can you imagine the shrieks by alarmists and “journalists” if 2.9 percent had been lost to sea level rise? An objective, rational media would report on this story and maybe even question the “climate scientists,” instead silence, because the American corporate whore media is worse than Pravda ever was.

    • A joke from Soviet times was that they didn’t believe anything until it had been officially denied in Pravda.

  4. They better be right about this new report, cause I don’t want to loose my beautiful island to the bottom of the ocean in the future.
    #Tuvaluforlife

  5. Sea levels in the Pacific Islands & atolls rise in direct proportion to the amount of tax payers funds available at any given time. According to the AUCKLAND study the Island nations must now start paying back funds in proportion to the growing area/size of their Islands. Gotta be fair, we’re all equal, right??

  6. yeah amazing innit?
    they can spend mega mil on the ugly tourism setup despoiling the islands, accumulate mountains of garbage with disposal an issue
    provide water for all the guests
    and STILL have their hands out for agw funding for their sad plight…wtf?
    I did say very early on that the mention of lots of cash from 1st world for agw scams and guilt tripping over the fake co2 stunt would come back to bite their bums!
    and it has;-) bigtime

  7. With the massive amounts of snow that have fallen somewhere over Greenland almost every single day this summer it stands to reason that sea levels are on their way down.

  8. If we enter a new ice age the sea level will continue to fall. The winners will be those countries with very shallow water offshore: China (Yellow Sea, East China Sea, Formosa Strait), the US (Florida), the Netherlands and Britain (North Sea), etc.

    • Not sure I can agree with you on that.

      China’s export terminals stranded inland cannot possibly be a good outcome for them.

  9. Last weekend Bowen hosted its annual “walk to North Head Island” its been going for over a hundred years . No SLR here.

  10. RISING WATERS, CROUCHING COASTLINES? … and Sunk Costs?

    Seems more like:

    RECEDING WATERS, RISING COASTLINES, and Good Prospects for a Profitable Tourist Destination?

    HEADLINE: Formerly Doomed South Pacific Island SAVED from Destruction by Erosion of Mythical Illusions!

  11. These were the folks who held their meeting underwater, worked as they got lots of money and they were the poster boy for Global Warming…

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