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