Sea Level Must Be Targeting Poor, Previously Unknown Countries

Tide gauges and satellite data don’t show much (if any) recent sea level rise, so the millions of sea level refugees Treehugger writes about must be coming from poor countries which satellites can’t find.

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13 Responses to Sea Level Must Be Targeting Poor, Previously Unknown Countries

  1. wobsy says:

    I think “this century” leaves over eighty-eight years to go.

    • Sea level is doing nothing now, but is really going to hit the fan later. Science at its stupidest.

    • Paul H says:

      Treehugger says :-

      One of the defining characteristics of our time is the swelling flow of environmental refugees, including those displaced as a warmer climate brings more-destructive storms and rising seas.

      I wonder where they have all gone?

    • Paul H says:

      Of course Tuvalu building a new airport has not exactly helped.

      Since 1980, the population of Funafuti has more than doubled from 2,000 to 4,500 or almost half of Tuvalu’s citzenry. Another major factor contributing to gradual sinking of the island and salinization of its fresh water source is the consequences of airport construction, which has brought a sizable part of island’s area within inches of sea level and caused significant damage to the island’s coralline base.

  2. gator69 says:

    These satellites must be junk. They can’t find heat that we are sure is there. They cannot find rising seas that are about to drown all but the alpine dewellers, and they keep showing ice in the arctic where there is none. Bring on more models I say!

    • They just need a tiny recalibration, since we know that every day is warmer than the last, and we know that every month the oceans are higher than before we’ll just have to add in a “Satellite Orbital Radius Compensation Adjustment Fudge” of . . . oh, I don’t know, 0.0002000°C per hour and 7/22πmm per week.

      Note that these numbers are extremely precise: they reflect the fact that we can measure the global average temperature to billionths of a degree and sea levels are to an infinite number of decimal places (it helps if you visualize the ocean as a giant fractal: no matter where you stick the pin you can’t actually hit the boundary*).

      *we talk of things being “beyond the pale”, but if you could stick a pin so that it was perfectly upon the boundary that would be “in the pale”.

  3. Independent says:

    They must be referring to the flood (get it?!) of refugees from Atlantis as its bubble deteriorates due to ocean acidification.

  4. Marian says:

    I’m still trying to find those Climate Change refugees who ended up in my country of NZ. According to Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth. The Inconvenient Truth is he was BSing. 🙂

  5. pinkman3610 says:

    we better save all those “predictions”, so we can compare them with the real numbers once the time has come:

  6. Anne says:

    Hello and thank you for this article. So-called environmentally induced migration is multi-level problem. According to Essam El-Hinnawi definition form 1985 environmental refugees as those people who have been forced to leave their traditional habitat, temporarily or permanently, because of a marked environmental disruption (natural or triggered by people) that jeopardised their existence and/or seriously affected the quality of their life. The fundamental distinction between `environmental migrants` and `environmental refugees` is a standpoint of contemporsry studies in EDPs.

    According to Bogumil Terminski it seems reasonable to distinguish the general category of environmental migrants from the more specific (subordinate to it) category of environmental refugees.

    Environmental migrants, therefore, are persons making a short-lived, cyclical, or longerterm change of residence, of a voluntary or forced character, due to specific environmental factors. Environmental refugees form a specific type of environmental migrant.

    Environmental refugees, therefore, are persons compelled to spontaneous, short-lived, cyclical, or longer-term changes of residence due to sudden or gradually worsening changes in environmental factors important to their living, which may be of either a short-term or an irreversible character.

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