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    Re: Rising sea? Sinking land? Whichever, pacific atolls are disappearing
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2009 Sep 23, 18:34 +1000
    Coincidentally, and in a report dated 22 September 2009, the president of the Maldives has made a somewhat plaintive appeal to the current United Nations climate-change summit about how his country, an extensive island archipelago south of the Indian subcontinent, is being threatened with extinction by rising sea levels:

    On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM, <frankreed@historicalatlas.com> wrote:

    The linked article is from May of 2003. Just a reminder for anyone interested in sea levels, you can get all the data you want from a number of online sources, including here: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_global.shtml. This is "ground truth" data from tide gauges around the world. Sea level IS rising, and it is rising at rates which have not changed significantly in well over a century.


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