Sea Levels Not Rising At Vanuatu

  • Date: 20/03/15
  • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

Monthly sea levels at Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, peaked out in 2009, but since then, they have fallen back to the levels of a decade ago.

It is understandable that the President of Vanuatu should want to blame Cyclone Pam on man made global warming. Depressingly, it is also no surprise that the likes of the BBC and the Guardian should repeat his claims, as if they had any scientific basis.

According to President Lonsdale:

“We see the level of sea rise … The cyclone seasons, the warm, the rain, all this is affected … This year we have more than in any year … Yes, climate change is contributing to this.”

Leaving aside the storm itself, what about sea level rise?

According to the tidal gauge at Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, not a lot apparently.

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http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/stations/1841.php

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see also: Vanuatu sea levels: how much did they contribute to cyclone damage?

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