Friday, March 26, 2010

That Sinking Feeling

No man is an island entire of itself. Indeed, this island isn't even an island, at least not above water:
Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal disappears into sea


By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press Writer Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer – Wed Mar 24, 9:29 am ET

NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone.

New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.

"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Hazra.

I've always said global climate change would ultimately resolve all of humankind's disputes... [/snark]

H/T ellroon.

1 comment:

  1. I remember this plot from Terry Pratchett's Jingo - the disappearing island trick.



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