Skip to comments.Second world war dead washed up by Pacific Ocean's rise - caused by global warming
Posted on 06/07/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
Skeletons of second world war soldiers are being washed from their graves by the rising Pacific Ocean as global warming leads to inundation of islands that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict.
On the day Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the storming of Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings, a minister from the Marshall Islands, a remote archipelago between Hawaii and the Philippines, told how the remains of 26, probably Japanese soldiers, had been recovered so far on the isle of Santo.
"There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves; it's that serious," said Tony de Brum, the minister of foreign affairs for the Marshall Islands.
Tides "have caused not just inundation and flooding of communities where people live but have also done severe damage in undermining regular land so that even the dead are affected".
(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...
Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.
From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.
Interesting that this has happened on ONE island. If it was rising seas, it would happen on all of them, equally. And the dramatic pics in the story, show a storm in the distance.
This is about money for pacific islanders who have never removed their mouth from the government nipple since WWII. The “cargo” ain’t coming back.
Erosion never happened until the 21st century?
Yeah, and the stated rise in sea level is misniscule compared to what has eroded,
I know that on the east coast there are “gaining” and “losing” beaches with the way the currents are. The beaches that lose sand have it trucked in before tourist season. Not sure about the gaining beaches. Although I imagine the entrances to the various ports need to be dredged once-in-ahwile.
“South China” seizing upon Western foorery.
OK, this is the last straw,
We have to reduce carbon emissions for those who died saving us in WWII.
They gave their lives for us so its a very small return for us to go green for them.
Obama leaves no soldier behind (except those in Benghazi, but that was the videos fault)
You’re absolutely right. Marshalls have been sinking for quite some time. This retread spin crap continues to perpetuate the “global warming” scene. Others have refuted obvious lies from the spin doctors. Some good info can be found here:
One of my favorite quotes:
“Since the end of the last ice age, The Marshall Islands have survived 130 metres of sea-level rise, but the last 1.43mm/year since 1950 is going to sink them, therefore compensation must be paid for by Western nations!”
Jap soldiers , never mind .They will turn into beach sand soon enough
Notice the BS spin they did in this clap trap “article”? Talking about Jap coffins during the memorial of D-Day. Like the imperial bastards could hold candles to our Normandy heroes.
Pigs. All of them.
Next they’re going to blame Pangea breaking up on man-made global warming.
If this keeps up the island will capsize like Guam. I think I heard that was supposed to happen.
Too many people tipping the island.
They need more funding to stablize population growth and equalize the weight distribulion.
You want to easily disprove this nonsense, just Google the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey—it’s part of NOAA now. They determine the official boundary between private property and the “waters of the United States,” which is measured as the high tide line. They have charts of various ports and measurements of the where the tide line is. You will find that for any locality, the sea rise has been constant for the past century. Where I live, it is something like 1.5 millimeters per year and that has been the rate since something like 1902. The rate can vary from locality to locality, but that is really because of subsidence of the land mass, not because of global warming.
Woe is me...more democrat voters!
Maybe Obama should send them trillions so they can build a support structure that goes to the bottom of the ocean so the island won’t tip over.
"Dr Murray Ford, from the University of Auckland, has been comparing aerial photographs of the islands taken by the United States military during World War II with photographs taken in the 1970s and in recent years. He found that many islands are getting larger and that the shrinking shoreline along coastal villages has largely been caused by commercial development, building of seawalls and land reclamation.
It is a much more complicated story than the island being washed away, he said.
I've been to Kwajalein twice, I've seen the coral pit excavations on the seaward side (the MIs are mostly atolls formed by volcano ring crests, not the typical archipelago you'd see, say, in Greece) where huge quantities of fill material were dredged up to make concrete. The bottom line in all this is power and control for 1st/2nd world countries and $$ for the 3rd and 4th world crap holes. There is no science behind any of it.
If a three inch rise in sea level (1945-present) is washing away graves, there is something seriously wrong with the location of those graves.
nobody buried Jap soldiers in boxes either
Should’t that be Western foorely?
No worries. All they need to do is buy some indulgences from Al Gore and they will be absolved from their sins against the Mother Earth Church.
That's a valid theory in some cases but you are all the other posters have missed the obvious simple explanation which is recent neutral / La Nina piling up water in the western Pacific where those islands are:
Funny, I live on a beach and the water is where it was 50 years ago. Guess the water just gets higher on their side if the pitcher.
It is a much more complicated story than the island being washed away, he said.
What the people are seeing is real there are graves and houses falling into the water but often it is a result of engineering and sea walls being built inappropriately. Some parts of some islands are eroding as sand has moved around but some islands are growing in size.
A newly-published study showed a southern atoll which was devastated by a 1905 typhoon has grown back to a stable state, with its vegetated area expanding by about a quarter since 1945; other smaller islands joined together to form a single landmass.
Is there going to be a pop quiz on this?
Japs? The Japs were not in the war.m nope, those are not Japs. I don’t know what you are talking about. The japs are peaceful people who would never do anything wrong.
The Japanese shipped coffins to tiny Pacific Islands to bury soldiers? Sounds like BS.
when forced to give a date or event to declassify certain reports (which they thought should never be declassifed) some inventive clerks would stamp
“Declassify When: the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead”
and they thought it wouldn’t happen!
The rising of the seas is also affecting islands in the lakes in Upstate New York, e.g., Canandaigua at 688 feet above sea level Squaw Island; Lake George Prisoner Island at 322 feet above sea level.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Water levels out, so if there were rising levels, the whole world would be noticing.
Sadly, there are tens of millions of low info people who will believe this news blurb.
Thank you for the alert because we would never know when to bury our heads other wise ;)
I see what you did there. LOL!
Hmmm. China wouldn’t have a vested interest in keeping this Global Warming BS alive, would it? Nahhhh.
That is for sure. The thing is that land rises in some areas and falls in others so it isn’t necessarily sea level that is changing. The article I linked has an excellent explanation of how sea level is measured and how difficult it is to be precise. It isn’t terribly long or technical though.
Yes, a surprise pop quiz. You won’t know when it’s coming! ;^)
The other causes are not climate change, so the claim that graves washing away are a result of global warming is nonsense (which was your point).
Surprize is one of your many weapons.
No one should go about unarmed!
What an environmental calamity! What’s next? Old beer bottles?