Threat to Islands Mon 26 Sep 1988. A gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands with-in the next 30 years, according to authorities. Sea level could rise 2.6 feet. 33 year old prediction.
Threat to islands (1988, September 26). The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), p. 6. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/102074798#
What the Future Holds (It’s supposed to be gone already kids.)
After looking closely at the volume of water that could come from glacial and ice sheet melt by the year 2100, scientists estimate that sea level could rise 2.6 feet (80 centimeters)—and that as much as 6.6 feet (2 meters) is possible, depending on the pace at which heat–trapping emissions are released.16
Given mid–level scenarios for those emissions,17 the Maldives is projected to experience sea–level rise on the order of 1.5 feet (50 centimeters) by around 2100.4,9 The country would lose 77 percent of its land area by the end of the century.4 If sea level were to rise by 3.3 feet (1 meter) and the Maldives did not pursue further coastal protection measures, it would be nearly completely inundated by about 2085.18
Back in 1837 one of the islands really did sink.
It’s impossible that the “experts” studying these islands don’t know this.