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Maldives To Open Five New Underwater Airports This Year

November 7, 2019

By Paul Homewood


The Maldives are on track to open another five new airports this year:




Which is all very surprising, because the experts in 1988 told us that the Maldives would all be under water by now:

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And in 2006, our schoolchildren were being taught that sea levels were rising at 9mm per year, which would soon swamp the islands, where 80% of the land is less than a metre above sea level:




Despite being proved wrong before, scientists still insist on peddling the same old scare story:

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The Maldive Government, along with the financiers, often Chinese or Arab, clearly don’t believe any of this, and are more than happy to invest millions in new airports and new resorts.

I know who my money would be on.

  1. Ian Magness permalink
    November 7, 2019 12:36 pm

    Great post Paul!
    Short, eviscerating.

  2. November 7, 2019 12:42 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  3. Joe Public permalink
    November 7, 2019 12:59 pm

    Encouraging their exocoetidae. 😉

  4. Malcolm Bell permalink
    November 7, 2019 1:01 pm

    Is the sea actually falling in the Maldives as one “Commenter” says? That would be interesting if confirmed.

    • Broadlands permalink
      November 7, 2019 1:32 pm

      Glorious (Glorioso) Islands, Madagascar


      “GLORIOUS ISLANDS, two in number, are low, small, situated on a reef, about 38 or 40 leagues to the W. N. W. of Cape Ambre. Capt. Moresby, in the Menai sloop of war, touched at these islands in 1821, and made the eastern one in lat. 11° 32½′ S. lon. 47° 39′ E. and the western one in lat. 11° 34¾′ S. lon. 47° 30′ E. by observations of sun and moon, nearly agreeing with chronometer. They are covered with brush wood and trees 20 or 25 feet high, and are about 15 feet above the sea level, connected by a coral bank nearly 3 miles in breadth in some places, which space is filled with small isles, sand banks and lagoons, through which no passage appears…”

      Wikipedia… Glorioso Islands today….

      “The climate is tropical and the terrain is low and flat, varying from sea level to 12 metres (39 ft). Île de Lys in particular is a nesting ground for migratory seabirds and turtles lay eggs on the beaches.”

      About 15 feet in 1821 and about 40 feet higher now after almost 200 years. Climate change?

  5. Paul Reynolds permalink
    November 7, 2019 1:20 pm

    Is there enough sand on earth for the mass of the global elite and their sheeplike followers to bury their collective heads in?

  6. Man at the Back permalink
    November 7, 2019 1:22 pm

    It is just a strange form of Cargo Cult

  7. Frosty Oz permalink
    November 7, 2019 1:28 pm

    Coral can grow at 9mm per annum, if only the sea would rise that fast.

  8. A C Osborn permalink
    November 7, 2019 1:57 pm

    The only problems that the islands have is withdrawing too much fresh water causing the land to sink.
    They could do with a Solar desalination plant to put the water back in again or slow down the withdrawal.
    But they would have to watch out for Hurricanes/Typhoons.

  9. swan101 permalink
    November 7, 2019 2:02 pm

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

  10. Thomas Carr permalink
    November 7, 2019 2:05 pm

    There could be a number of reasons why the BBC resists evidence challenging their stance. There is likely to be more than one of:-

    1.Staff reporters could be embarrassed and the BBC appear less than objective.
    2.The statistical /scientific evidence presented by P H with sources is too complex for their audiences.
    3.The Comments such as this are puerile and/or merely reveal gross prejudice.
    4 Evidence supporting the BBC’s current stance is unimpeachable.

    It might be an idea to release press briefings occasionally on non complex issues setting out the details which refute with simple graphics in support about every 2 weeks to Roger Harrabin et al. . BBC editors cannot manage dense info. and ridicule.

  11. Dave Ward permalink
    November 7, 2019 4:13 pm

    Let’s hope that the airlines serving the area get some of these:
    Problem solved!

  12. jack broughton permalink
    November 7, 2019 6:16 pm

    Apparently Italian schools will have to include climate change in their curricula, similar to Sheffield University. I wonder what they aim to teach, and how the Maldives will fit in to the mantras that are chanted?

  13. November 7, 2019 7:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Wolsten and commented:
    “Underwater airports” priceless!

  14. Robin Guenier permalink
    November 8, 2019 7:46 am

    Ah yes – the Maldives Mystery:

  15. Harry Passfield permalink
    November 8, 2019 6:48 pm

    They obviously heard that some concretes float. So they’re building concrete life belts that will keep the islands afloat

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