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!
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.
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.