As can be seen by the Majuro tide gauge record below, there have been stable sea level conditions in the region over the last 20 years. The inundation the secretary talked about was just an extreme storm event, which all coastal sites occasionally experience. It has nothing to do with sea level rise or climate change:
Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak will present the Majuro Declaration to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York during General Assembly Leaders’ week starting on September 23. The declaration will be a “Pacific gift,” organizers say, “a platform for an upward spiral of action to urgently reduce and phase down greenhouse gas pollution.”
The financially challenged EU has successfully bribed Pacific Small Island States so that they can be used as an instrument to lead the developed world even further into a black hole of green debt.