New Scientist: Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level rise
You’ve got to love the spin on this one:
AGAINST all the odds, a number of shape-shifting islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are standing up to the effects of climate change.
For years, people have warned that the smallest nations on the planet – island states that barely rise out of the ocean – face being wiped off the map by rising sea levels. Now the first analysis of the data broadly suggests the opposite: most have remained largely stable over the last 60 years, while some have even grown.
Disappearing island nations has always been one of the key lynchpins of global warming hysteria. It has it all: poor, oppressed, and appropriately ethnic peoples threatened with literal annihilation at the hands of greedy capitalists. The very face of the earth forever changed, nay! scarred, by the excesses of the parasite of industrialization.
Oh well. So much for that one. We’ll just toss it in the bin with all the other hysterical sky-is-falling global warming disasters that never happened.