In a article in today’s Wall Street Journal Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copengagen Concensus Centre ( and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It) discloses the shocking truth about another aspect of the calamity seeking global warming alarmists :
The Marshall Islands and other Pacific atolls are not sinking , rather they are growing !
‘Using historic aerial photographs and high-resolution satellite imagery, Auckland University scientists Murray Ford and Paul Kench recently analyzed shoreline changes on six atolls and two mid-ocean reef islands in the Marshall Islands. Their peer-reviewed study, published in the September 2015 issue of Anthropocene, revealed that since the middle of the 20th century the total land area of the islands has actually grown.’
And it is just not the Marshall Islands
‘This is not only true for the Marshall Islands. The researchers write that within the “recently emerging body of shoreline change studies on atoll islands there is little evidence of widespread reef island erosion. To the contrary, several studies have documented noteworthy shoreline progradation [growth] and positional changes of islands since the mid-20th century, resulting in a net increase in island area.” The most famous of these studies, published in 2010 by Paul Kench and Arthur Webb of the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji, showed that of 27 Pacific islands, 14% lost area. Yet 43% gained area, with the rest remaining stable.
How can such information continue to escape many of today’s media ?
At least let’s be grateful to common sense thinkers like Dr. Lomborg and the people who work with him at his center ( many are Nobel Prize winners in science) and the Wall Street Journal for giving voice to such important information.