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Satellite Discovers Island Has Vanished!

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posted on Dec, 24 2006 @ 05:44 PM
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An inhabited island has been wiped off the face of the Earth due to global warming, Britain’s The Independent site reported on Sunday.

The remote Lohachara Island was part of the Sundarbans Island Chain near the Bay of Bengal in India. Rising sea levels have swallowed the island whole, according to the report. It was once home to 10,000 people.

Lohachara’s disappearance wasn’t easy to discover. Satellites monitored it until it finally disappeared.


So where did the 10,000 people go? This is alarming.

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[edit on 24-12-2006 by super70]


Mod edit: replaced quote-tags with ex-tags

[edit on 2006/12/24 by Hellmutt]




posted on Dec, 24 2006 @ 06:04 PM
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This is very alarming. 10,000 some people wiped off the face of the Earth by global warming. Mother Nature itself is angry, when will the resources all prioritize itself for safer technologys to reduce and perhaps stop environmental issues? When will we realize that we can be destroyed almost instantly. Thanks for informing us


7A



posted on Dec, 24 2006 @ 06:13 PM
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Sounds like they all made it out back in the 90's, I think they relocated to the island of Sagar which is the largest island west of Sundarbans.

There are alot of the archapeligoes that are facing going under water, the Micronesian part of the Pacific is in dire straights with the rising sea levels.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by 7Ayreon
This is very alarming. 10,000 some people wiped off the face of the Earth by global warming. Mother Nature itself is angry, when will the resources all prioritize itself for safer technologys to reduce and perhaps stop environmental issues? When will we realize that we can be destroyed almost instantly. Thanks for informing us


7A


Mother earth is angry - for the last 11,000 years??? That is a long anger streak.

Want to stop global warming? You can not. Why? Because 99.99 percent of the warming is natural, and has been progressing since the end of the last ice age.

What would happen if ALL "greenhouse" gas emissions were eliminated? Answer: Nothing - global warming would just continue along as it has for the past 11,000 years and glaciers will melt, the sea levels will rise, islands will dissappear, and people will continue to blame the blameless for their problems.

Merry Christmas.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 05:29 PM
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You have voted sacrifice for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.


This is true, it is foolish to think that humans could create such change. The Earth is more powerful than any human actions...

Why trust the big media hype, question it!! Don't just let yourself be spoon fed.

-- Boat



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 05:33 PM
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I think yhis is the same story in this atsnn article. Most interesting to note is ignorant_apes post, stating that the island was evacuated 20 yrs ago...


www.abovetopsecret.com...


ignorant_apes post:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 12/25/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 09:56 PM
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Hey - thanks Boatphone. It really amazes me that people do not understand earth scince and the constant cycles of global warming and cooling that occur on a more or less regular basis. Look at the posts on this forum - someone is living in an area that is unusually warm for a month and it is global warming that is to blame, with others chiming in with their "in-depth" knowledge of weather patterns. All the while we are having record cold weather and no one says a thing (OMG - it is global cooling!).

Global warming is real - but please, blame the sun and the volcanos (or the erosion of limestone, BTW), not my car (or your plastic XBox), unless they were present in the past.

Merry Christmas.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by sacrifice
Global warming is real - but please, blame the sun and the volcanos (or the erosion of limestone, BTW), not my car (or your plastic XBox), unless they were present in the past.


Natural or not. Anything artificially made is to blame because of the toxic waste emissions called pollution that fills our skys, land, and water which also forms those unpleasant smogs. I don't want to breath in pollutant chemicals. Stupid factorys. And I don't want animals to end up suffering from garbage, and I don't want polar bears dying either. The list continues.

For PETA and GREENPEACE

7A

[edit on 25-12-2006 by 7Ayreon]



posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 12:55 AM
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Vanishing Islands and Minds

The irresponsible slacker mentality readily accepts the reasoning that we can't do anything, because it enables them to continue to do nothing, placates their maligned selfish egos, and allows them to continue on their masochistic road of nihilism. Just as drug addicts will remain in denial and make excuses, even when knowing that they're hastening their destruction and future potentials.

Accepting and the truth would mean quiting their addiction(s) and reformulating their moral standards, which can be a painful experience for the deluded psyche to wake up. It usually takes an outside force or a catastrophic event for addictive personalities to change their lifestyle or they'll continue to remain hedonistic, intoxicated, lazy and complacent.

Enviromental stewardship is beyond their reasoning, so don't expect the addict to change, since commercialized sheeple are programmed to follow tails, remain in a stupor and embrace escapisms.


How do we know that recent CO2 increases are due to human activities?
Over the last 150 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have risen from 280 to nearly 380 parts per million (ppm). The fact that this is due virtually entirely to human activities is so well established that one rarely sees it questioned. Yet it is quite reasonable to ask how we know this.

CO2 produced from burning fossil fuels or burning forests has quite a different isotopic composition from CO2 in the atmosphere.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


It's up to the enlightened to make changes towards a better future, lessen the burden on our children and hold all others accountable for their actions. If we ignore them, they'll continue their degradation of the the planet.

Vanishing islands Displaced Climate casualties Underlying truth Telegraph India

Google map of the submerged island

Sea level info:
sealevel.colorado.edu...
sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov...


[edit on 26-12-2006 by Regenmacher]



posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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I would like to add the following links to Regenmacher´s post.

Independent

Vanishing Islands



The team first noticed that the islands were vanishing while working on a Government of India funded project in 2001. The government census was still showing a population of 5,000 in Ghorama, one of the fast submerging islands. “But we could not find the island in the satellite images.

The seas are rising across the Sundarbans, the 100-island conglomerate in the Ganges estuarine delta in the Bay of Bengal.

“There’s nothing any more where our island once was. It’s just a huge stretch of sea where vessels ply,”


Amazing reality that IS taking place, right now.



posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 02:04 PM
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Yeah it seems like I heard somewhere a long time ago that an average volcano erupting releases more greenhouse gases than all of humanity has ever created. So I wouldn't put so much significance to our contributions.



posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher

Vanishing Islands and Minds

Enviromental stewardship is beyond their reasoning, so don't expect the addict to change, since commercialized sheeple are programmed to follow tails, remain in a stupor and embrace escapisms.


How do we know that recent CO2 increases are due to human activities?

Over the last 150 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have risen from 280 to nearly 380 parts per million (ppm). The fact that this is due virtually entirely to human activities is so well established that one rarely sees it questioned. Yet it is quite reasonable to ask how we know this.

CO2 produced from burning fossil fuels or burning forests has quite a different isotopic composition from CO2 in the atmosphere.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Sea level info:
sealevel.colorado.edu...
sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov...




I could have used that CO2 link and quote SO many times.

Thanks.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 12:55 AM
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It seems like the zealots and extremists are now onboard. Welcome!

Sea level changes have been occuring for many years. The extremests seems to think it is a recent (150 years) event (I even remember this from my numerous geology classes in college, which many seem to have forgotten, or never took).

Sea Level Change in Coastal Maine

Oh - here is some interesting info:



Source: "Gore's circumstantial arguements are so weak that they are pathetic.......

Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. “Climate experts” is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore’s “majority of scientists” think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.


And my Favorite:




Source: The "Real" Inconvenient Truth

Activists and zealots constantly shrilling over atmospheric carbon dioxide are misdirecting attention and effort from real and potentially addressable local, regional and planetary problems.


So, what are all of you doing to eliminate your contributions to global warming? And, what are your sugestions (and please, do not say you want the Kyoto hoax signed - because if you do say that, your motives are suspect (you have to understand the implications of Kyoto to understand what I mean)).

Have fun with this, if you read and understand them. I now sign off from this thread, because extremists rarely change their minds - Boom! Understand the comparison?.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 06:01 AM
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This is very scary indeed and shows there is no stopping mother nature when she is pissed. I think we have reached the point of no return and there is nothing we can do. I don't think its the end of Earth of the end of mankind but i do think mankind has a very tough future.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 06:19 AM
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A few weeks ago, I watched an interesting program on the History Channel on the mini ice age which ended in the beginning of the 20th century. The last 100 years have been an upswing to a warmer world, but this warming could create another mini or enormous ice age. The mini ice age was blamed on the erruption of several volcanos which prevented the sun's rays from reaching the earth. Mama Nature does what she does, but we don't have to neccessarily help her along.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by sacrifice

It seems like the zealots and extremists are now onboard. Welcome!

Have fun with this, if you read and understand them. I now sign off from this thread, because extremists rarely change their minds - Boom! Understand the comparison?.



How dare you presume to understand me, or my "beliefs," when you obviously have neither the wit nor the incliniation to look past your own assumptions?

FYI - I have been promoting systems analysis with respect to climate change and biological systems since I first started posting here.

For example:

Ancient Interstellar Collision: May Help Explain Climate Change


My position? As darkelf said so succinctly:




Mama Nature does what she does, but we don't have to neccessarily help her along.




I love ATS - and sincerely hope you, sacrifice, might constrain your urge to indiscriminate ignorant spewing, for a few moments at least - and learn a little from the many well informed members like Regenmacher who post here.





posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 11:14 AM
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Is there any information available as to how high the island was?

I wonder if other factors could be at work here . . . erosion, earth quakes or underwater seabeds shifting and dragging the island under?

Some Pacific islands are little more than large sand bars and it wouldn't take much to inundate them.

Along those same lines, there doesn't seem to be any news comments about higher water levels along the coasts of other countries.

I note that the average water level along the Southern California coast where I grew up is about the same now as it was 50 years ago.

If the sea's are rising due to global warming, wouldn't they also be rising in other areas of the world?



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 06:31 PM
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I read this thread last night and googled around a bit. "Scientists" claimed it was due to rising sea levels as a result of global warming. The local officials in one article cited an ongoing problem with erosion from wave action and rain that caused the islands to disappear. Another interesting point is that other islands are rising out of the shifting sands. Hmmm... Doesn't sound too stable. Also, although it may be irrelavent, the people on those islands were illegals. They just showed up. The entire chain is composed mostly of mango swamps. Ans no, there has been no unusual increases in sea level in India. Key to this whole issue is the "Scientists" are the same ones that are bringing us Global Warming. Wrong again. I guess all us slackers aren't so far off. I think I can speak for the skeptics in saying that we do want to do something to help the world. The first thing we want to do is not spend $3trillion dollars on a hoax. I work with facts unlike some "Scientists".
Thank you for your kind attention to my first post here.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by GlobalCooler
I read this thread last night and googled around a bit. "Scientists" claimed ...I work with facts unlike some "Scientists".
Thank you for your kind attention to my first post here.



Thanks for your opinions GC.

If you would like same to be taken seriously, it is customary here at ATS to post links. Ie., references, verification of claims, et cetera.




posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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I had the references last night and managed to lose them. This is not the same one but should suffice. I will take me a bit to get used to your methods here.

mitchellconsulting.net...

Here is the Calcutta, India press perspective:


Hazra’s study, yet to be made public, shows that the islands also face the threat of large-scale land erosion because of increasing salt content in the soil. This is gradually depleting the soil-binding mangroves and could eventually flood the entire island conglomerate.

Officials of the Bengal government, however, say the study cannot directly be linked to climate change. Atanu Raha, director of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, said the islands were getting eroded by oceanic currents, not by rising sea levels.

“Erosion and accretion are natural phenomena. Across the world islands submerge and new ones emerge. This is natural,” Raha said.

He argued that people displaced by rising sea levels — the envirogees — couldn’t be called refugees in the first place. According to him, most of them are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who settled on these islands decades ago.



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