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    Exclamation St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Biggest crock of sh!t

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    erasmus williams810/2018
    report says st. Kitts and nevis has
    lost 35 square miles of land since 1961

    basseterre, st. Kitts, september 9, 2018 – st. Kitts and nevis has shrunk by a quarter over the past 56 years.
    “since 1961, the twin island country of st. Kitts and nevis has shrunken by more than 25 percent,” said statista.com, an online portal of statistics which claims immediate access to over one million statistic and facts.
    “this dramatic land loss can be attributed to regular erosion and natural disasters, notably hurricane luis, hurricane georges and hurricane lenny,” said the post authored by niall mccarthy.
    “between 1961 and 2017, the caribbean island nation of st kitts and nevis lost more than a quarter of its land area – the most of any country in the world – primarily due to rising sea levels. the dual-island country is relatively exposed geographically, making it more heavily impacted by extreme weather events like hurricanes and extreme storms, such as hurricanes luis (1995), georges (1998), and lenny (1999), which have battered the nation in recent years,” said madison dapcevich in another post on london-based iflscience store.
    “in all, st kitts and nevis lost about 90 square kilometers (35 square miles) of land. Ecuador saw the next largest decrease, losing more than 10 percent of its area or a total of nearly 28,500 square kilometers (11,000 square miles). Vietnam and bulgaria, which lost 4.74 percent and 1.87 percent of their land respectively, were closely followed by the island nations of the seychelles and cuba,” said dapcevich.
    statista and iflscience gave no data of the square miles in 1961 and at the end of 2017.
    dapcevich noted that around the world, coastal communities may soon find themselves struggling to keep their heads above water.
    “data compiled by the world bank shows the 37 countries that have lost the most land over the last half a century and, while some losses are more dramatic than others, nearly every coastal country in the world could see a loss at the turn of the century.
    when these extreme weather events hit, winds push sand from the beach system and deposit it offshore onto large sandbars, causing the beaches to become narrower and lower in elevation, according to the us geological survey. Not only does this displacement impact economies that rely on expansive white sand beaches for tourism, but beach erosion also threatens coastal properties and infrastructures like roads and buildings,” said the post.
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    I suspect that these wonderful intellectuals have done is a mega cluster FV<*

    In 1961, three islands were one entity , namely "St.Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla".

    The respective land masses were and to all intents and purposes still are +/- St.Christopher 67 square miles, Nevis 33 square miles and Anguilla 35 square miles. Totalling some 135 square miles.

    In 1969 Anguilla (35 square miles) eft the group and remained as a British Overseas Territory under UK administration, while 'St.Christopher and Nevis' went independent (1983).

    SO hey presto . . . . these wonderful intellectuals concluded that 'St.Christopher and Nevis' in 2017 has lost 35 square miles roughly 25.92% of it's land mass:

    DUE to: 'regular erosion and natural disasters, notably Hurricane Luis, Hurricane Georges and Hurricane Lenny' and 'primarily due to rising sea levels'

    What a crock of what the Cow's husband left in the field.
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Interestingly they do not report on an apparent new formation of 35 square miles of land (+/- 62 miles away) due to 'reducing' sea levels or sands shifted by hurricanes.
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    I suspect that these wonderful intellectuals have done is a mega cluster FV<*
    The guy's a journalist, not a climate scientist; what do you expect? (This is a good example of why you should get your climate change information from reliable sources.)
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Well , they lost Anguilla in 67.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Well , they lost Anguilla in 67.
    We Anguillians won our right to stay with UK then.


    It was 1969
    Part of the issue was typical hand me down.

    St.Kitts would get a new (say) ambulance from UK. The old one in St.Kitts would be sent to Nevis and the old one in nevis sent to Anguilla.


    Interesting book about the invasion.

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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Climate change is an older and more serious problem than you realize, Rummy. In 1836, Mexico lost land area equivalent to Texas.

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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    The guy's a journalist, not a climate scientist; what do you expect? (This is a good example of why you should get your climate change information from reliable sources.)

    I have been in touch with one of the contributors Madison Dapcevich.

    Says she used the WORLD BANK as a (reliable???) source. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.TOTL.K2

    Interesting, that link ALSO shows: 1961 to 2017 land areas as having INCREASE by 50sm. LOL

    Caribbean small states
    from 404,800.0 to 404,850.0


    Is the World Bank considered a reliable source?
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Whoever wrote that was incredibly sloppy and the publisher should correct. But meanwhile in the Maldives, to dramatize what is for them a very real threat, a cabinet meeting:


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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    I have been in touch with one of the contributors Madison Dapcevich.

    Says she used the WORLD BANK as a (reliable???) source. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.TOTL.K2

    Interesting, that link ALSO shows: 1961 to 2017 land areas as having INCREASE by 50sm. LOL

    Caribbean small states
    from 404,800.0 to 404,850.0


    Is the World Bank considered a reliable source?
    This Madison Dapcevich?

    https://www.madisondap.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    This Madison Dapcevich?

    https://www.madisondap.com
    I think that is the one.

    Can't be that many with that name.

    I told her to come here and see for herself then should use it as the basis of an article sheddding doubt or questioning World Bank statistics. LOL

    Naturally I'd buy her a rum of two.
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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    So she's not particularly "an intellectual" - she's fairly well educated but a working journalist.

    Why did you use the term as an insult? Do you hate education, per se?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    I think that is the one.

    Can't be that many with that name.

    I told her to come here and see for herself then should use it as the basis of an article sheddding doubt or questioning World Bank statistics. LOL

    Naturally I'd buy her a rum of two.
    She’s not a scientist, she’s not a science jounalist but you think she could shed doubt about World Bank statistics.

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    Default Re: St.Kitts & Nevis has shrunk by a quarter since 1961

    I was surprised to see Azerbaijan in the first entry of this thread. It faces on the Caspian Sea, not connected to the ocean.

    It would be nice for commerce if it were. A very long time ago it was connected to the Black Sea, the Med, and the ocean. There has been talk of a canal but nothing has come of it.

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