Sunday, July 25, 2021

Report on the Sinking Sundarbans Delta

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Sustainability, Global Climate Change, Society, Culture

Ed Hessler 

The Sundarbans is a large mangrove delta "formed," according to the Wiki entry," by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal." 

This BBC video (3m 39s) by Debatin Roy reports on inhabitants whose ancestors have lived there for centuries are leaving. The cause is climate change--violent annual storms, rising sea levels, ice-melt from the Himalaya mountains, "are gradually overwhelming the low-lying islands.

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