The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
The Pacific nation of Tuvalu, long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels, is actually growing in size, not shrinking, new research shows.
In fact, many of the islands that we have been warned would disappear due to Global Warming are not heading in that direction, but just the opposite.
A new study has been produced by researchers at the University of Auckland. It concludes that forecasts about the impact of climate change have failed to take into account key factors. Thus they have overstated the danger posed to inhabitants.
The most “counter-intuitive” finding in the study:
Tuvalu, the poster child of “sinking” island fears is not only not shrinking, it’s actually growing in size.
A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014. They used aerial photographs andpost was originally published on this site