Four Metres Sea Level Rise In The Next Twelve Years

In 1989, the Canberra Times and Guardian reported that only global communism can prevent one to four metres of sea level rise by the year 2030.

GOVERNMENTS must yield national sovereignty to multilateral authorities able to enforce laws “across environmentally invisible frontiers” if the greenhouse effect, which threatens the future of whole nations, is to be overcome, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Sir Shridath, said on Tuesday.

A Commonwealth Expert Group set up to look at climate change estimated there was a 90 per cent certainty  …. that sea levels would rise by between one and four metres by the year 2030.

Global warming and sea level rises would continue for decades, perhaps centuries. There was a prospect of wide- spread, perhaps catastrophic flooding across large areas of Egypt, India, China, the United States, Britain and Holland, and atolls in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Who would house the displaced populations of low lying areas like the Maldives, a chain of 1200 islands barely above sea level?

Environmentalists determined that slow economic growth was needed to combat poverty.

“The need to curb emissions of carbon dioxide, the main green- house gas, has prompted many environmentalists to advocate a world of slower economic growth. So long as large-scale poverty and rapid population growth remained, this was no solution.”

  • Canberra Times via The Guardian,  January 26, 1989

26 Jan 1989 – Call for anti-greenhouse action – Trove

Had we listened to the experts thirty years ago, we could have prevented this tragic scene unfolding today in the Maldives.

Live Cam Kuredu Island Resort

26 Sep 1988 – Threat to islands

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11 Responses to Four Metres Sea Level Rise In The Next Twelve Years

  1. frederik wisse says:

    In the english language scare and scarcity are grammatical family . The question is which comes first the chicken or the egg ?

    • arn says:

      The egg comes first.

      A succefull mutation during a period before the cells are specialised and the machine has been built is the way succeed.

      This is still superficial as it does only answer about 0.1% of the real problem.

  2. Michael Spencer says:

    Classic stuff Tony; nasty ? facts backed by (gulp!) indisputable printed records from (oh dear oh dear) the very same Left-wing Press that is trying to prove the opposite now! The tragedy is that there are so many unthinking lemmings believing it ….

  3. DM says:

    http://sci-hub.tw/10.1002/wcc.557 broadens Tony’s point. Key finding: The land area of ALL atolls in recent years EQUALS or EXCEEDS their respective sizes 35-40 years ago.

    Reality yet again unsettles catastrophic climate “science”.

  4. steve case says:

    To use a recent quote from Andrew Bolt “…not a single journalist in the room said: “Are you nuts?” Not one asked: “What’s your evidence?” That was the problem then and that is the problem today.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tm33tTS2iZc/S-t6qsWP82I/AAAAAAAAB18/TQ8AMOdxFks/s400/cartoon_GW_wizard.jpg

  5. Pathway says:

    Looks like very white parrot fish poop. They must be racist.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The Canberra Times is known as the Cant for good reason.
    Admittedly they are serving their (tiny) market of public servants and greenies.
    Any other newspaper with such low circulation figures would go bankrupt instantly.
    But the conglomerate which owns them isn’t stupid, since these are the swampies who run our country.

  7. Steve Keohane says:

    Here’s a nice spot on the Maldives, only $50K a night with underwater rooms:
    https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/conrad-maldives-underwater-villa

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