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Analysis of the sea levels in Kiribati A Rising Sea of Misrepresentation Sinks Kiribati

Albert Parker
Published Online: 2016-02-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/nleng-2015-0031


The sea levels of Kiribati have been stable over the last few decades, as elsewhere in the world. The Australian government funded Pacific Sea Level Monitoring (PSLM) project has adjusted sea level records to produce an unrealistic rising trend. Some information has been hidden or neglected, especially from sources of different management. The measured monthly average mean sea levels suffer from subsidence or manipulation resulting in a tilting from the about 0 (zero) mm/year of nearby tide gauges to 4 (four) mm/year over the same short time window. Real environmental problems are driven by the increasing local population leading to troubles including scarcity of water, localized sinking and localised erosion.

Keywords: sea-level rise; climate change; Pacific atolls; El-Nińo; southern oscillation


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About the article

Received: 2015-11-04

Accepted: 2015-12-27

Published Online: 2016-02-10

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Nonlinear Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 37–43, ISSN (Online) 2192-8029, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/nleng-2015-0031.

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