• UN Chief Poses For Time Cover Off ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island That’s Actually Growing

    Thone Siharath | 14 Jun 2019

    A report by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission determined that natural erosion was the primary factor for some of the villages located close to the site of a blocked ocean/lagoon channel.

    The report can be found here:


    What complete dishonesty. But so typical of the Climate Cult, who will tell any lie, deny scientific research and engage in any dishonesty or exaggeration to indoctrinate the feeble minded and ignorant into their cult.

    The newest TIME magazine cover features committed Socialist and United Nations chief António Guterres (the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Portugal from 1992 to 2002 and President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005) standing in water off the island nation of Tuvalu, which the outlet called “one of the world’s most vulnerable countries” to global warming.

    The photo, taken during Guterres’ four-country tour of Pacific nations in were he jetted in in May, is meant to illustrate one point — that island nations are sinking in the face of global warming-induced sea-level rise.

    TIME titled it’s Thursday cover story, “Our Sinking Planet.” There’s just one problem: Scientific studies show Tuvalu’s islands, indeed most Pacific islands, HAVE ACTUALLY GROWN in the face of sea level rise.

    A 2018 study found that Tuvalu’s total land area GREW nearly 3% from 1971 to 2014, despite rising sea levels. Satellite and aerial photos showed eight of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and three-quarters of its reef islands INCREASED IN SIZE over the last four decades.

    Study lead author Paul Kench told AFP, “the dominant mode of change over that time on Tuvalu has been expansion, not erosion.” Kench made similar findings in a 2010 study

    “On the basis of this research we project a markedly different trajectory for Tuvalu’s islands over the next century than is commonly envisaged,” Kench said. “While we recognise that habitability rests on a number of factors, loss of land is unlikely to be a factor in forcing depopulation of Tuvalu.”

    Another 2018 study found that nearly 90% of low-lying islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans either remained stable or increased in size over the decades.

    Virginie K. E. Duvat of the University of La Rochelle compiled past work by Kench and other researchers studying islands and sea level rise. Based on that data, Duvat found measurements showed the overall land area of Tuvalu’s islands was stable.

    You have to ask yourself; who benefits from such dishonesty – and what’s their motive? If the UN Secretary-General doesn’t know THE SCIENCE proves that islands like Tuvalu are not sinking, but are growing in size – he should resign.

    If he does know, and allows deceptive images of himself to be published on the cover of Time Magazine, and remains silent – he should resign.

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