PANICKED island communities threatened by rising sea levels in the Torres Strait have demanded action before their homes are washed into the sea.It must be global warming.
More than 2000 people from at least six separate communities could lose their land and livelihoods as global warming pushes the shoreline ever closer.
Saibai Island chairman Jensen Warusam said the flooding of January 27-28 frightened locals, though the island had experienced massive flooding in the late 1940s which led to partial evacuation.
Or perhaps there is another reason.
Jeff Callaghan from the Queensland weather bureau confirmed the sea was encroaching on low-lying islands in the Torres Strait...Ah,ha.
..."I can't say global warming is responsible, but I can say the weather patterns that we experienced in the period 1948 to 1976 are returning to the area," he said.
Normal weather. Interesting.
If there is an on-going problem perhaps it lies with natural coral compression.
Let's raise a glass to the coral reef:
1 shot Avocaat
2 shots pineapple juice
1 shot lime juice
Shake with cubed ice. Strain into an ice-filled high ball glass.