Thursday, July 18, 2019

Pacific Atolls

An interesting bit of geoscience about those Pacific atolls that are in danger of being submerged by rising sea levels.  I will have to ask Sponge-Headed Scienceman about this, as it is his field. Apparently islands do not hold static, but move and reshape slightly, as we notice on the Outer Banks. The outlook for those islands may not be so dire.  The link is to an academic paper, where only the abstract is available without subscription.  There is some discussion of the article here.  However, it’s at Watts Up With That, a site that is usually accurate but overstates its conclusions, so the headline is not something you should be quoting to friends.

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