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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:49 am

An entire island in the Hawaiian archipelago has been washed away into the Pacific Ocean, seemingly overnight.

Scientists confirmed this week that the remote East Island, home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles, rapidly eroded during the powerful Hurricane Walaka that struck at the beginning of October. Shocking before and after images show the expanse of sand and gravel that once stood there is now almost entirely gone, leaving behind nothing but a faint outline of the land beneath the surface.

Researchers monitoring the area were able to track the differences using satellite images.

But, even the experts weren’t prepared for what they found after the storm.

‘I had a holt s**t moment, thinking “Oh my God, it’s gone,”’ Chip Fletcher, a climate scientist at the University of Hawaii, told the Honolulu Civil Beat.

‘It’s one more chink in the wall of the network of ecosystem diversity on this planet that is being dismantled.’

East Island, which is part of the French Frigate Shoals in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, was expected to disappear gradually as a result of rising sea levels.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6313463/Massive-hurricane-fueled-climate-change-caused-entire-ISLAND-Hawaii-disappear.html

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Post by 'Wolfie on Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 am

Smile

Not to worry...

Tommy, Fred and Smelly are happy to keep on reminding us that it's all a figment of our collective imaginations..

Apparently this "climate change nonsense and waffle" is simply a scaremongering conspiracy by candle stick and life raft manufacturers to sell us more of their products.

Everyone knows that those nice kind big polluting corporations only ever have our best interests at heart --  selling us all that lovely coal and gas, petrol and diesel..

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Post by nicko on Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:01 am

why do you keep mentioning Smelly ? he went away months ago !
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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:48 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Smile

Not to worry...

Tommy, Fred and Smelly are happy to keep on reminding us that it's all a figment of our collective imaginations..

Apparently this "climate change nonsense and waffle" is simply a scaremongering conspiracy by candle stick and life raft manufacturers to sell us more of their products.

Everyone knows that those nice kind big polluting corporations only ever have our best interests at heart --  selling us all that lovely coal and gas, petrol and diesel..

You really are a pathetic little liar.

I have never denied that climate change exists; I have always reminded those discussing the subject that "climate change" has been a phenomenon since the earth was formed four and a half billion years ago, and that some of the most dramatic changes took place long before the intervention of homo sapiens, let alone the inventive genius of Rudolph Diesel.

Of course, being perceived in your tiny mind as one of those so-called "RW" of whom you are clearly so afraid, I am considered by you to bear responsibility for everything from the black death to Varroa jacobsoni.

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Post by Jules on Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:29 pm

Swings in the weather/climate means that this island which magically vanished "beneath the waves" might magically re-appear in future during a heat wave. Remember this? > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45170581

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:05 pm

nicko wrote:why do you keep mentioning Smelly ?    he went away months ago !

Because the dumbo believes in never letting facts get in the way of his childish smears.

Whether his targets are members of the forum or not is immaterial....they just have to hold different views to himself.
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