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Clickbait vs truth:

2018 Nature study shows Tuvalu *increased* in size despite sea level rise and 'will persist for habitation over next century'

Cover of Time with UN Secretary-General in water outside Tuvalu 'Our Sinking Planet'
Story talks about all the 'vulnerable nations' like Kiribati and the Marshall Islands
Both have seen *increasing* land area

Indeed, lastest meta-overview shows "no atoll exhibited a decrease in land area over the past decades to century"
How is this possible?
Bc small islands are dynamic:
Storms breaking up surrounding coral, washing up on beach, slightly increasing/rising area
Sea level rise reducing area
(& humans both increasing area and destroying it through destabilization)
Maybe, just maybe, Time Magazine ought to tell us, that *actually*, these islands are not disappearing under the sea, and that they will likely 'persist for habitation over next century'
But of course, scary alarmism sells better
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