Oh, this is rich with irony!
Every year Himalayan rivers carry an estimated one billion tones of silts and deposit them in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Bangladesh, forming islands in the shallow waters
Dozens of new islands have emerged from the waters around Bangladesh over the last decade, providing a possible solution to the existential threat that rising sea levels pose to the low-lying coastal nation.
The government said Monday that 29 islands with a combined area of 125,370 acres (507 square kilometres) had emerged from the Bay of Bengal since 2007.
Every year Himalayan rivers carry an estimated one billion tones of silts and deposit them in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Bangladesh, forming islands in the shallow waters.
Many of these islands, known as chars in Bangladesh, are already inhabited and experts told AFP they could mitigate the threat posed by global warming.
“Every year Bangladesh has new land emerging and new land being devoured by rivers and sea,” said Maminul Haque Sarker, head of the Center for Environment and Geographic Information Services.
Now, the runoff from the Himalayans comes largely from the melt of glaciers, which climate alarmists say global warming has accelerated. The implication: global warming is, at least in this location, helping to solve problems that could be caused by alleged (but not really) accelerated sea-level rise allegedly caused by—global warming!