Below is timeline of noteworthy Climate Change news stories that featured prediction of a dramatic rise in the sea level. None of these predictions have come true, in fact scientists have been monitoring 709 islands and atolls and none of them have been flooded over (see A Global Assessment of Atoll Island Platforms ).
- 1988 – A global rise in sea level-averaging two inches a decade or more. – Congress Urged to Fight Global Warming – Los Angeles Times – Dec 02, 1988 – Page 41
- 1988 – Based on that projection, a study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested these possibilities for California: The sea level could rise as much as 3 feet. In the San Francisco Bay Area, this could threaten low-lying commercial and industrial sites on the bay side of the San Francisco Peninsula as far south as San Jose. – California in 2030 a Greenhouse Vision – Los Angeles Times – Dec 13, 1988 – Page 3
- 1990 – It said that in that case, ocean water would expand and ice stored at the poles could melt, raising the level of the sea by 25.6 inches. That would be enough to submerge the Maldives and inundate the coastal plains of Bangladesh and the Netherlands, oceanographers say. – Scientists Urge Rapid Action on Global Warming – New York Times – May 26, 1990 – Page 6
- 2018 – Another is the pending collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, which Anderson said will raise sea level by 7 meters (about 23 feet). – We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change Harvard Scientist Says – Forbes – Jan 15, 2018 – Page