Post by Catoni Post by Chom Noamsky
We need to act before it's too late.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A senior U.N. environmental official says entire
nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if
the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.
They've been screaming Global Warming now for almost fifty years.... I thought Tuvalu, the Maldives, Kiribati and other islands were already supposed to be underwater by 2013 or 2018.........
Whatever happened to that ?
The Maldives are so threatened they built a gigantic new airport to
bring in even more people and tourists.
The real threat to these islands is overpopulation. Tuvalu amounts to
10 square miles and has a population of 12,000 people. That's a higher
population density than Bangladesh.
Too many people depleting the groundwater, most of the apparent sea
level rise on these islands is simply due land subsidence. Some atolls
are actually growing, storms churn up corals and deposit the material on
What they need to do is control their populations and stop depleting
groundwater, if they want to save their islands.