"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Another AGW Scare Bites the Dust!

Following alarmist news report readers would be excused for thinking whole  Pacific Island populations were standing in ankle deep water waiting for the high tide to finish them off. New NZ research gives the lie to another scare campaign showing that the islands were not disappearing but many were in fact growing!

An Auckland University researcher has offered new hope to the myriad small island nations in the Pacific which have loudly complained their low-lying atolls will drown as global warming boosts sea levels.

Geographer Associate Professor Paul Kench has measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 120mm - an average of 2mm a year - over the past 60 years, and found that just four had diminished in size.
Working with Arthur Webb at the Fiji-based South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, Kench used historical aerial photographs and high-resolution satellite images to study changes in the land area of the islands.
They found that the remaining 23 had either stayed the same or grown bigger, according to the research published in a scientific journal, Global and Planetary Change.
"It has been thought that as the sea level goes up, islands will sit there and drown," Prof Kench told the New Scientist. "But they won't. The sea level will go up and the island will start responding."
This is bad news for doomsayers ,following observations that the Arctic ice is thickening , polar bears multiplying, and malaria not spreading , all indicators of a rapid decline in  the Catastrophe industry.

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