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  •  .and the Indian Islands - Sandurbans sinking (1+ / 0-)
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    per a warning from the BBC in 2003

    BBC in 2003
    Satellite imagery shows that the sea level in the Sundarbans has risen at an average rate of 3.14 centimetres a year over the past two decades - much higher than the global average of two millimetres a year.

    Scientists believe that in the next 50 years, a rise of even one metre in sea level would inundate 1,000 sq.km of the Sundarbans.

    "The Sundarbans appears to be a lost cause," says Professor Sugato Hazra, director of the School of Oceanographic Studies at Calcutta's Jadavpur University, which runs a project in the Indian Sundarbans.

    and finally sunk in 2006 per the

    Independant

    For the first time, an inhabited island has disappeared beneath rising seas. Environment Editor Geoffrey Lean reports
    Published: 24 December 2006

    Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true.

    •  cool links (2+ / 0-)
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      DCDemocrat, dotcommodity

      I didn't know about this. Unfortunately, I don't think the EPA is responsible to protect anyone's environment outside the borders of the U.S., so I don't think there is an standing. Don't really know though, these kind of international environmental law issues get really complex.

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