Pacific Islands Growing, Not Consumed by Rising Seas

Published May 17, 2013

Islands in Tuvalu and other Pacific regions that served as poster children for global warming and sea level rise are actually growing, scientists acknowledge. Scientists report 80 percent of South Pacific islands are either growing or remaining the same size.

“Some of those islands have gotten dramatically larger, by 20 or 30 percent,” according to Australian climate scientist Paul Kench, as reported in Australia’s ABC News.