Going Green

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Land Accretion May Offset Losses in Bangladesh

Perhaps the globe is warming, perhaps it is not. If it is warming, by how much? If it is warming, what will be the impact? The dire claims of catastrophic human impact from global warming are based in incomplete knowledge. The more that we learn, the more that we realise we don't know what we think we know. The article below seems to emphasize that fact.

Bangladesh gaining land, not losing: scientists

DHAKA (AFP) - New data shows that Bangladesh's landmass is increasing, contradicting forecasts that the South Asian nation will be under the waves by the end of the century, experts say.

Scientists from the Dhaka-based Center for Environment and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) have studied 32 years of satellite images and say Bangladesh's landmass has increased by 20 square kilometres (eight square miles) annually.

Maminul Haque Sarker, head of the department at the government-owned centre that looks at boundary changes, told...(complete article here).

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