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Island Nation May Move Population to Fiji Due to Climate Change
Yahoo! News/AP ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rachel Bogart

Posted on 03/10/2012 7:34:15 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

According to the Associated Press, with the fear climate change could wipe out the country, leaders of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati are considering moving its population to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong and his government Cabinet have backed a plan to purchase close to 6,000 acres on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island.

* The CIA World Factbook reports the country's population in July is estimated to be 101,998.

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1 posted on 03/10/2012 7:34:18 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It may also be in danger of tipping over if too many more people move there. Hank Johnson should warn them of the danger.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:09 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is so funny. They keep thinking if they pretend it seriously enough,, that it will be true. THE KING HAS NO CLOTHES!
NO islands are sinking!! And if they were,, wouldnt we notice it along ALL the beaches??


3 posted on 03/10/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Crap! First Guam and now Fiji! When will this island tipping stop? What a travesty. We could use algore as a wedge I suppose.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 7:38:37 PM PST by rktman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island.

The article doesn't want to explain the levels of sea rise? Of course not.
5 posted on 03/10/2012 7:42:23 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I remember that episode.
Turns out, Gilligan had been moving The Professor's ocean level stick to deeper water to tie down his crab/lobster pot.

The island wasn't sinking after all.

6 posted on 03/10/2012 7:43:42 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come on up! There’s plenty of room in the hills of Fiji.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 7:45:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Bull Obama.

Very stinky, smelly bull Obama.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 7:48:53 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If by some chance those islands are sinking, it is more likely from settling of the extinct volcanic foundation the island is built on. It happens. They live in a dangerous place and should move regardless of climate change or whales passing gas and creating waves.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 7:49:12 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Vision
The article doesn't want to explain the levels of sea rise? Of course not.

The article says that rising sea levels are contaminating their fresh water supplies.

Bull. The President of Kiribati admits that the sea level hasn't risen there hardly at all. The real problem is that with their population doubling in the past (roughly) 35 years, they're using the fresh water faster than the rainfall can replace it.

10 posted on 03/10/2012 7:49:53 PM PST by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: DesertRhino
NO islands are sinking!!

Well, yes they do. The whole Earth is constantly undulating and has so for billions of years. It is not the oceans that rise or fall, it is the ground the moves up or down. Always has been. Always will be. There is no arguing with gravity. Water seeks the lowest spot.

11 posted on 03/10/2012 7:50:23 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ALgore will be happy to pay for the move.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 7:52:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Wissa

They have no data to back it up.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 7:55:12 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: FreeAtlanta
If by some chance those islands are sinking, it is more likely from settling of the extinct volcanic foundation the island is built on.

They aren't volcanic islands. They're coral atolls.

If they were volcanic islands, the high elevation point would be something more than ten feet above sea level.

14 posted on 03/10/2012 7:58:50 PM PST by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Vision

The rise in sea level has been about a 0.5mm per year on average for the last several thousand years. I think that’s about a foot per 100 years.

In 2010 sea level dropped 6mm and it is still dropping!

NASA notes sea level is falling in press release – but calls it a “Pothole on Road to Higher Seas”
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/08/24/nasa-notes-sea-level-is-falling-in-press-release-but-calls-it-a-pothole-on-road-to-higher-seas/

Sea level still not cooperating with predictions
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/14/sea-level-still-not-cooperating-with-predictions/

An ice age could start any time and if it starts now sea level will drop by 400 feet but I don’t know how fast. The Fijians will need at long ladder, rope, or elevator to get down far enough to reach the ocean!


15 posted on 03/10/2012 7:59:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is all theater to get money somehow, like when the Maldives cabinet convened underwater to show the world what it will be like when their island goes underwater. They are just angling for a piece of the global warming action.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 7:59:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: DesertRhino

Their islands may be sinking if they are no longer over a hot spot in the mantle. More likely their problems are due to the population doubling since 1973.

I’m still waiting for the inhabitants of Long Island to evacuate.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 8:01:42 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I forgot to mention that sea level used to be about 20 or 30 feet higher than present day about 6,000 or 7,000 years ago when the Holocene temps were at their highest.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 8:02:20 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The village idiots must be running Fiji at the moment!


19 posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The rise in sea level has been about a 0.5mm per year on average for the last several thousand years. I think that’s about a foot per 100 years.

There's 25 mm per inch.

20 posted on 03/10/2012 8:04:13 PM PST by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe they are afraid that their island might tip? A politician, by the name of Jefferson, I think, said something of that nature a few years ago, correct?

That's how they can say such outrageous things. They are stand up comics!

21 posted on 03/10/2012 8:05:29 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Wissa

Make that a rise of 1 foot every 600 years!


22 posted on 03/10/2012 8:10:19 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Wissa
Really? Karibi islanders are knee deep in sea water? I'd love to see some footage.

Even the kookiest global warmers don't claim a sea-level rise of 10 feet in 13 years. You know the HOTTEST temperature EVER, since 1880. Before 1880, gosh we don't know...but better give me some money just in case.

23 posted on 03/10/2012 8:11:58 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Deaf Smith

LOL!!!


24 posted on 03/10/2012 8:19:18 PM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Charlie: Bart, am I wrong? Or is the world... rising?
Bart: I don't know. But whatever it is, I hate it.

25 posted on 03/10/2012 8:24:16 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Fiji Hill
There’s plenty of room in the hills of Fiji.

Um, that invitation is not a way to stock up for of a rebirth of the old ways in the "Cannibal Isles"?

26 posted on 03/10/2012 8:26:57 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Codeflier

I may not be a scientist, but common sense seems to indicate that sea levels used to be rising but have since leveled out.

27 posted on 03/10/2012 8:28:42 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: mckenzie7

“Maybe they are afraid that their island might tip? A politician, by the name of Jefferson, I think, said something of that nature a few years ago, correct?”

Congressman Hank Johnson. Watch the Admiral he’s telling this B.S. to, keep a straight face (he deserves a medal for it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


28 posted on 03/10/2012 8:46:16 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Vision

The inhabitants of this group of islands have problems that immediate enough that any predicted sea-level rise, or global warming is irrelevant. The population of the islands grew from about 20k to over a 100k since WWII. As a result of this, the water pumped out is frequently more than the rainfall supplies. This results in two major land effects: that the land subsides; and that saltwater flows inward to replace the fresh water pumped out. Global warming, and climate change, even if they were accurately predicted aren’t relevant. Describing this as a “Global Warming catastrophe” is nothing more than scare-mongering of the ridiculously gullible regardless of ones beliefs on AGW and sea-level rise.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 10:46:00 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Vision
Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island.

Is it pertinant to point out that the island nation of Kiribati consists of 33 islands with a total area of 313 square miles.

30 posted on 03/10/2012 11:12:09 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island.

I'm starting to thjink my science teachers were flat wrong - water cannot possible seek its own level. Lived on the MS Gulf Coast since '86 and have yet to see evidence of rising sea levels. Maybe it only happens where it will hurt women, children, minorities, and future Fijians most.

31 posted on 03/11/2012 4:45:33 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Wissa

Thanks. Do coral atolls settle also?


32 posted on 03/11/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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