Global Warming Washing Away Dead Bodies In The Marshall Islands

The Guardian says that rising sea levels due to global warming are washing away bodies in the Marshall Islands.

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Sea level in the Marshall Islands is almost exactly the same as it was in 1997. As usual, the Guardian fails to do any fact checking.

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24 Responses to Global Warming Washing Away Dead Bodies In The Marshall Islands

  1. Morgan says:

    Please note: There has been a sea level rise of 2 inches in the north Pacific since WWII.

    2 inches is not enough to wash away very many corpses.

  2. Gamecock says:

    As best I can tell, there is no Santo Island.

  3. Sparks says:

    Is climate global warming change the cause of high tides now? this is idiotic!

  4. Billy Liar says:

    Where did the Grauniad get the name ‘Santo Island’ from? What they are talking about is Ennubirr or Third Island as it is the third island in the chain south from Roi-Namur at the north end of the Kwajalein atoll. It has a population of around 6,000 on an island 1,300 ft x 800 ft (about 200 acres) – no wonder it’s sinking.

    The health center there is called ‘Santo Dispensary’.

  5. Eliza says:

    The real interesting thing about the graph is the dramatic FALLS in sea level between 1995 and 2000 WTF?

  6. tom0mason says:

    The geology of the Pacific Island is strange. The atols and islands have been well investigated over the years. From Hawii out to the Mashalls and beyond are volcanic outcrops. The Marshall Island are mainly coral limestone on a particularly thin part of the ocean bed. This coupled to overdevelopement with inappropiate building construction, and sea-walls built in the wrong places has lead to inundation and loss of habitable land.

    None of the loss is due to CAGW climate change.

    See reports by –
    Haggerty, J.A., Premoli Silva, I., Rack, F., and McNutt, M.K. (Eds.), 1995
    Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 144
    Journal Of Geophysical Research Volume 83, No. B3, March 10, 1978.
    Island Subsidence, Hot Spots, and Lithospheric Thinning by Robert S. Detrick, MIT and Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    ‘GIFTS FROM THE WAVES’ A case of marine transport of obsidian to Nadikdik Atoll and the occurrence of other drift materials in the Marshall Islands.

    Sorry I have not the links but they are all googleable (is that a real word?)

  7. Cheshirered says:

    When it comes to ‘global warming’ / ‘climate change’ The Guardian doesn’t care much about facts – it’s all about the screaming headline – that’s all that most will read and remember. For those that enter into the fray simply pad the article with climate propaganda, and Bobs yer uncle, job done.

  8. emsnews says:

    Look, they were howling about how a warmer planet would kill all coral animals!

    This is insanity since we know that the earth was far warmer in the past and especially eras when coral grew like maniacs. What kills coral growth is cold.

  9. daveburton says:

    Here’s are NOAA’s graphs and regression analyses of sea-level at Majuro and Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands:

    Here’s Kiribati (eyeballing the map it looks like ~1000 miles to the east of the Marshall Islands):

    Here’s Wake Island (~500 miles to the north of the Marshall Islands):

    The best & longest Pacific Island sea-level record is the 109 year record at Honolulu (~1200 miles to the east-northeast of the Marshall Islands):

    The best Western Pacific sea-level record of all is the 128 year record at Sydney, Australia (a few thousand miles to the south-southwest of the Marshall Islands):

    New Zealand, Japan & Hong Kong also have pretty good long-term gauges:

    Only one Pacific tide gauge has exhibited severe sea-level rise (but not due to CO2):

  10. RAH says:

    None of news media cared a bit when when whole bones and fragments of bone, almost certainly from dead Marines were found in abundance among the trash heaping up on the beach where the tide brought it in on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll a few years ago.

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