Here is a short ‘home video’, of approximately 4 minutes length, that is incontrovertible evidence in any supposed ‘debate’ about the reality of global warming. It is a video taken on the Carteret Islands, a small group of perhaps 6 islands located about 100 miles from Bouganville Island, in the nation of Papua New Guinea. It is the story of the erosion of these islands, and the endangerment of the lives and community of the inhabitants of these tiny islands, by the effects of global warming.
You see, the ocean need not rise much to affect low-lying and coastal communities all around the world. The ocean is in constant motion, rising and falling with the tides, the waves, the winds and a little known phenomenon called ‘meso-scale eddies’, talked about much in the world of oceanographers and climateologists. And a place need not be completely submerged to be devastated by global warming’s rising oceans. It only needs to be innundated once for previously farmed lands to be rendered unproductive or barren, for fresh water supplies to be salinated and rendered unfit to drink.
The sad ending to the story is that the Carteret Islands were abandoned in early 2007, and all inhabitants were relocated.