Skip to comments.30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didnít Happen
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 didnt 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
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
Yet, another event that never happened over 30 years ago.
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.
The year is not over.
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
Oceans rise and oceans fall.
Been that way for eons.
Isn’t florida only about 1 foot above sea level too ?
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.
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.
Then we have to make sure we don't make it tip over, like Rep. Hank Johnson thought we might do to Guam.
The place to open a hot dog stand too.
exactly, but what color hats to wear....hmmm... decisions, decisions...will it be red or green...
Careful! That thing looks like it could tip over.
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.
“Goebels-warming”. Me likey.
Goebbels warming. Thats great!!!!
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