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In 2003, Nils-Axel Mörner and his colleagues (see below) pub-
lished a well-documented paper showing that sea levels in the
Maldives have fallen substantially – fallen! – in the last 30 years. 
I find it curious that we haven't heard about this.

"The Maldives in the central Indian Ocean consist of some 1,200
individual islands grouped in about 20 larger atolls," says Mörner.
In-as-much as the islands rise only three to seven feet above sea
level, they have been condemned by the IPCC to flooding in the
near future.

Mörner disagrees with this scenario. "In our study of the coastal
dynamics and the geomorphology of the shores," writes Mörner,
"we were unable to detect any traces of a recent sea level rise.
On the contrary, we found quite clear morphological indications
of a recent fall in sea level."

Mörner’s group found that sea levels stood about 60 cm higher
around A.D. 1150 than today, and more recently, about 30 cm
higher than today.

"From the shape and freshness," Mörner says, "one would assume
that the sea level fall took place in the last 50 years, or so."

In the last 50 years!

I find it difficult to understand how the IPCC could have missed
this information - unless they did it deliberately.

All they had to do was ask the locals. 

"Local people report that the dhonis (local fishing boats) could pass 
straight across theMaduvvare Falhus thila in the 1970s and 1980s," 
Mörner reports, "whilst they in the last 15 years have had to make 
a detour around the thila, because it is now too shallow. The thila 
has not grown, so it must be the sea that has fallen."

"In the IPCC scenarios," Mörner concludes, "the Maldives were
condemned to disappear in the near future." "Our documentation
of actual field evidence contradicts this hypothesis."

From "New perspectives for the future of the Maldives"
Nils-Axel Mörner, Michael Tooley, and Göran Possnert,
Global and Planetary Change,
Vol. 40, Issues 1-2, 
Jan 2004, pp 177-182
 

Nils-Axel Mörner, Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics, 
Stockholm University, Sweden

Michael Tooley, Geography and Archaelogy, 
University of Durham, Durham, UK

Göran Possnert, The Angstrom Laboratory, 
Uppsala University, Sweden

Read entire paper (for a fee) at:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/

See also:

Sea levels are also falling in Tuvalu (in the Pacific Ocean)
See Falling Sea Levels 
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Sea levels are also falling in the Arctic Ocean 

See Arctic Sea Level Falling

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Sea levels are also falling in the Atlantic Ocean 
See Atlantic Sea Level Falling
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Claim that sea level is rising is total fraud
So says Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, head of the Paleogeophysics and 
Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden. 
See Rising Sea Level Claim a Total Fraud
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See also
Antarctic Ice Sheet Growing – Sea Levels Falling Worldwide
8 Nov 06 - Antarctic Ice Sheet Growing – Sea Levels Falling



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