Saturday, July 5, 2008

No Rise In Sea Level At Tuvalu Since 1985

The Age will run on its opinion page even the most discredited of global warming myths that a professional Friends of the Earth alarmist can present:

The people of the Carteret Islands, a group of tiny atolls 85 kilometres north-east of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, are now trying to secure funding to enable them to evacuate to Bougainville as rising sea levels will soon make their island homes uninhabitable. Er, that's not caused by rising seas, dear Age, but falling land. Oh, and then there's that claim again that Tuvalu is drowning - a claim made for so long now that it's odd it's still there. But has The Age ever mentioned that Australian measurements on Tuvalu actually record hardly any sea-level rise at all?

These facts are so well known that no serious newspapers should lend premium space to air them yet again. But let's not have the facts get in the way of a good scare in a green cause, right?

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