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Re: Global warming not sinking Tuvalu --

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  • dmgan106
    It s the full moon!!! Mysterious pools of water on the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu are more likely caused by long-term lunar cycles than by rising
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 2, 2002
      It's the full moon!!! "Mysterious pools of water on the tiny Pacific
      island nation of Tuvalu are more likely caused by long-term lunar
      cycles than by rising sea levels due to global warming, Australian
      scientists said Tuesday.

      Bill Mitchell, head of research at Australia's National Tidal
      Facility (NTF), said the fears are prompted by pools of water that
      percolate up through the inland areas on some atolls, causing minor,
      shallow flooding.

      "It's not as a result of global warming, but it looks like it's a
      physical characteristic of the atolls which is probably related to
      unusual tidal movements," Mitchell said.

      The NTF said the ocean level on Tuvalu's main island of Funafuti has
      been rising just 0.9 millimeters (0.036 inches) a year for the past
      20 years, well below many predictions.

      Mitchell said it would not be possible to make a definitive statement
      on rising ocean levels until 40 years worth of data are available,
      but that a trip to Tuvalu by NTF director Wolfgang Scherer over the
      past two weeks led to the tidal theory."

      From: "Scientists believe rising waters on Pacific island due to
      lunar cycles not global warming"

      http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020402/ap_wo_en_ge/australia_tuvalu_1

      --- In globalwarming@y..., flaney <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > International environmentalists might have it wrong -- global
      warming
      > is not drowning the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu beneath a rising
      > Pacific.
      >
      > Its fate may be much more prosaic and local: severe over-
      population,
      > profound pollution and a World War II legacy.
      >
      > http://spacedaily.com/news/020328041702.ixj7exir.html
      >
      > ---
      > One Does Not Beg The Sun For Mercy
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