For years, many who are concerned about the impacts of global warming have warned about the disappearance of small island nations from rising sea levels. Now comes a study by researchers at the University of the South Pacific that should dam up these alarmist claims of flooding. According to the researchers, data collected over 130 months from the Australian Marine Science and Technology outfit indicates that sea levels have both risen and fallen across the Pacific during that time. In short, the lead researcher says, “Fears that small nations are disappearing under the ocean were exaggerated. We do not believe these islands will go under water.” He concluded his remarks by confidently noting, “People will live there for thousands of years.”