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Prince William and Kate Middleton continued a tour of the Pacific with a visit to the tiny island nation of Tuvalu yesterday. For more than a decade the so-called ‘sinking island’ has been held up as an example of the dangers of manmade climate change yet the duke and duchess cannot see the effects because there are none.
With an elevation of only 13 feet above sea level, global warming alarmists have said that Tuvalu and its 10,544 residents will likely become the world’s first ‘climate change refugees.’ Indeed, if you were to believe dire predictions from the United Nations just a few years ago, there should be 50 million climate refugees by now.
Australia, New Zealand and other green friendly nations in the Pacific have championed the fight against global warming using Tuvalu as an example. The nation itself has sought financial aid from the international community to help it in its supposed plight.
The media has fed into the hysteria over more than a decade. As recently as April, the press fretted that the ‘super moon’ and the possible high tides were a harbinger of Tuvalu’s fate.
“A "super-moon" will be a novelty for New Zealanders on Sunday, but for the 12,000 people of Tuvalu it is a foreboding practice for a future where rising seas make their homeland uninhabitable,” one New Zealand news site wrote.
Of course the super moon and its tides came and went with no effect on Tuvalu.