Reference: Coastline lost to rising seas, Bangkok Post, January 19, 2009
It is reported that an increase in coastal erosion observed this year in Phuket, Thailand, is due to rising sea levels caused by man made global warming (Coastline lost to rising seas, Bangkok Post, January 19, 2009). Phuket is on the Andaman side of the isthmus of Thailand. Nearby is the Koh Tapao sea level measuring station monitored by the University of Hawaii sea level database. The time series of these data from 1996 to 2008 do not show any trend. The oft repeated claim that the sea level is rising along Thailand's coastlines is not supported by the data.