"UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (Reuters)— [I]n the first United Nations Security Council debate on climate change...The British foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett..presiding...argued that the potential for climate change to cause wars made it an issue for the Security Council....saying President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda...had called climate change “an act of aggression by the rich against the poor.”...the European Union, agreed with Britain. As did Papua New Guinea, head of the Pacific small island states, which fear they may disappear under rising oceans levels as the earth warms up... “The dangers...are no less serious ” Ambassador Robert Guba Aisi of Papua New Guinea told the Council."-- Umteenth tendentious NYTimes story of the 2007 Earth Day Countdown
The Bismarck Mountains of Papua New Guinea stand 14,880 feet high. Together with the Bismarck Archipelago and Papua's lowest out islands , they are being tectonically uplifted several times faster than the less than glacial rate of sea level rise.
Ambassador Aisi neglected to tell the UN that the week before he spoke, ,a World War II torpedo boat emerged from the sea on Ranonnga, in the Solomon Islands when a powerful 8.1 earthquake raised submerged reefs three meters (10 feet) above sea level.