A Rising Tide Solves a Territory Dispute 

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

For decades, India and Bangladesh have bickered over who owns the small island of South Talpatti in the Bay of Bengal.Now, however, that dispute has been resolved.

New Moore Island [also known as South Talpatti] 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.

Thanks a lot, climate change.


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