Climate change ‘increases island size’

Oops – now what? Seems that global warming is actually causing a number of Pacific islands to “grow” – without consultation with Al Gore! Pacific Islanders are going to have to come up with another excuse other than “climate change refugees” to get free perks from tax payers in NZ and Australia!

Remember this farce and heart-string tugging moment?
A NUMBER of Pacific islands previously thought to be losing ground to rising sea levels caused by climate change have actually grown larger, according to scientists.
A study published in this week’s New Scientist magazine has revealed that despite long-held fears that islands in the Pacific Ocean would be washed away in coming decades due to rising sea levels from global warming, the islands are actually responding to the threat by growing larger.

The study of 27 islands by the University of Auckland and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji found that over the last 60 years only four of the islands had shrunk, with the others either remaining stable or growing.

Tuvalu is one of the first island groupings predicted to sink under rising sea levels caused by climate change with altitude of just 4.5 metres.

However the study revealed that seven of its islands have grown by an average of 3 per cent since 1950.

Similar findings were made in nearby Kiribati where three of the larger populated islands grew by between 10 and 30 per cent.

However, the studywarned that rising sea levels would still be a threat in many parts of the world, and that factors such as erosion could not be discounted as threats to the islands.

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