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30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didnít Happen
dailycaller.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT by rktman

Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise.

That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s.

In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials.

Then-Environmental Affairs Director Hussein Shihab told AFP “an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next 20 to 40 years could be ‘catastrophic’ for most of the islands, which were no more than a metre above sea level.”

The article went on to suggest the Maldives, along with its 200,000 inhabitants, could “end” sooner than expected if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992 “as predicted.” Today, more than 417,000 people live in the Maldives.

“Call Noah and have him build another Ark,” Daniel Turner, executive director of the pro-energy group Power the Future, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Bring out the Coast Guard. Send all the boogie boards and floaties you can find for the Maldives is going down,” Turner said sarcastically.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Philosophy
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Pool noodles?
1 posted on 09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

I have been going to the same beach for over 50 years the walk from the parking area to the waters edge depending on the tides is the same as it always was or is


2 posted on 09/21/2018 10:47:13 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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To: rktman

Yet, another event that never happened over 30 years ago.


3 posted on 09/21/2018 10:48:57 AM PDT by Leep
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To: rktman

To bad nobody will confront Albore with this:

However, other research suggest the Maldives and other coral islands may actually be expanding, not sinking into the sea.

New Zealand researchers published a study earlier this year based on aerial photos and satellite images of Pacific islands over the last four decades that found most atolls they examined were increasing in size.

The results echoed a 2015 study by the same lead author that also found coral island expansion. Study lead author and scientist Paul Kench told The New Scientist “that the Maldives seem to be showing a similar effect.”


4 posted on 09/21/2018 10:49:39 AM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: rktman

The year is not over.


5 posted on 09/21/2018 10:54:06 AM PDT by rey
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To: rktman
Global Warming is real! So the Maldives Islands must be floating. Simple. Case closed.


6 posted on 09/21/2018 10:54:35 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: rktman

no, not maldives, it’s fiji where you can get a cow and a pig and breed horses...and if you fit your sheep with stilts, you can have the first wet-look knitwear


7 posted on 09/21/2018 10:56:22 AM PDT by camle (keep and open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: rktman

Oceans rise and oceans fall.

Been that way for eons.


8 posted on 09/21/2018 10:56:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: camle

Isn’t florida only about 1 foot above sea level too ?


9 posted on 09/21/2018 10:57:31 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: rktman
Maldives could be completely covered by water

Not completely covered yet?
Is it 80% covered?
Is it 50% covered?
Is it 30% covered?
Is it 10% covered?

Has there been ANY encroachment at all? And I don't mean beach erosion.

10 posted on 09/21/2018 11:02:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: robowombat
"...most atolls they examined were increasing in size..."

Then, because of Climate Change, the seas are disappearing, and will be gone, completely, by sometime next week.

"In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles.
That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic,can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period,' just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upwards of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen.
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

This is Mark Twain, 150 years ago. Stupid is forever, He knew it then, we know it now. Dims are just louder about it.

11 posted on 09/21/2018 11:12:12 AM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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To: Leaning Right
Global Warming is real! So the Maldives Islands must be floating. Simple. Case closed.

Then we have to make sure we don't make it tip over, like Rep. Hank Johnson thought we might do to Guam.

12 posted on 09/21/2018 11:17:41 AM PDT by scouter (As for me and my household... We will serve the LORD.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ping.


13 posted on 09/21/2018 11:22:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: camle

The place to open a hot dog stand too.


14 posted on 09/21/2018 11:33:25 AM PDT by wally_bert (Terrific! Terrific? Harve Nyquist never ordered any radials.)
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To: wally_bert

exactly, but what color hats to wear....hmmm... decisions, decisions...will it be red or green...


15 posted on 09/21/2018 11:41:14 AM PDT by camle (keep and open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Leaning Right

Careful! That thing looks like it could tip over.


16 posted on 09/21/2018 11:44:55 AM PDT by seowulf
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To: rktman

In France, Mont Saint Michel, a tiny island one mile from the coast and France’s second most visited site after the Eiffel Tower has faced for years the risk of being swallowed by... sand. Officials have spent millions and millions of taxpayers’ $ in geo-engineering to try to flush the sand in order to keep the island separate from the coast. The same officials who keep to use the excuse of sea-rise-because-of-Goebels-warming to tax us.


17 posted on 09/21/2018 11:45:11 AM PDT by miniTAX
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To: miniTAX

“Goebels-warming”. Me likey.


18 posted on 09/21/2018 11:46:35 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

19 posted on 09/21/2018 11:47:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Goebbels warming. That’s great!!!!


20 posted on 09/21/2018 11:56:26 AM PDT by MGunny
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