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Aaron at Free Will emails: “I did a little research into the issue of the sinking Sundarbans and discovered something interesting: There’s a temple near Lohachara, the temple to the sage Kapil Muni, that’s been moved repeatedlybecause of encroaching seas. Apparently it’s been going on for centuries.”

Posted by Tim B. on 12/27/2006 at 09:17 AM
    1. Good for Aaron! Dusty, in the comments section, had some good stuff, too.

      Lean and other sensationalists need to learn that, although the spelling is similar, there’s a world of difference between an “arhat” and an “asshat”.

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 27 at 09:46 AM • permalink


    1. Is only Al Gore was around during the Middle Ages, then Dunwich might still have representation in parliament

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 12 27 at 09:51 AM • permalink


    1. Wasn’t it established as scientific protocol during the meteorite debates of the middle ages that a thing does not exist or happen unless or until it is observed by a recognized Aristocrat…rrr..I mean scientist?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2006 12 27 at 10:04 AM • permalink


    1. OH no! Al, Al, Al, if only you’de been born earlier to save the poor oil guzzling monster truck drivers of Rungholt from their folly! Thank Gaia you’ve been made flesh to walk among us!
      Trutz, blanke Hans!

      Posted by kiwinews on 2006 12 27 at 12:47 PM • permalink


    1. Islands swamped by rising waters, phooey.  The Netherlands have been keeping the sea out for centuries.  How do Global Warters explain the fact that they’re still there?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 12 27 at 12:52 PM • permalink


    1. #4, kiwinews:

      Bad bad kiwinews!! No projecting of images of Algore making “flesh”.

      Like a commenter said previously, gotta go scrub my brain out with lye soap.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2006 12 27 at 12:57 PM • permalink


    1. Ewww. Sorry, got carried away with my flowers & tamborine dancing for Gaia. Who let these damn frolicking goats in here anyway?

      Posted by kiwinews on 2006 12 27 at 01:01 PM • permalink


    1. #4 kiwinews: How can you wish for such a thing?

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 27 at 01:07 PM • permalink


    1. LOL Paco, See, even the dog falls worship at his feet. Looks like Naomi Wolf’s got a good windbreaker look going on him there: a kinda outdoors-y, ready for a romp in the swamp, muskrat love groove.
      You know as many times as Al’s had river levels raised for his paddling photo ops, you wouldn’t think he’s complain abou rising waters, would you?

      Posted by kiwinews on 2006 12 27 at 01:13 PM • permalink


    1. #9: You know as many times as Al’s had river levels raised for his paddling photo ops . . .

      Thanks for mentioning that! I had completely forgoten about it, but now I remember what a hoot it was when the story first came out.

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 27 at 01:46 PM • permalink


    1. Oh!  Those Sundarbans.  And I thought we were talking about convertibles here.  Must be the wrong thread.  Sorry, just ever so sorry.  I promise to pay more attention.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 12 27 at 02:43 PM • permalink


    1. Can’t they save those islands by bailing out the surrounding waters using a red cup?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 12 27 at 06:05 PM • permalink


    1. dont miss next week’s independent exclusive

      Waxing Warmening- Port Royal Razed

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2006 12 27 at 09:30 PM • permalink


    1. OT (but still about global warmening) –
      CSIRO says big dry is natural.

      Posted by dearie me on 2006 12 28 at 12:52 AM • permalink


    1. Criminey, this is ridiculous. Here’s a little hint for journalists and others lacking elementary common sense: if melting ice-caps ever raise water levels they will do so everywhere. This first-one-island-then-the-world silliness is worth listening to only for the ensuing belly laugh. Show me that sea levels on the Bangladesh coast are rising and I’ll worry about Bangladesh.

      Posted by Nathan on 2006 12 28 at 04:04 AM • permalink


    1. From Wikipedia (“Ganges Delta”):

      “In November 1970, the deadliest tropical cyclone of the twentieh century hit the Ganges Delta region. The 1970 Bhola cyclone killed 500,000 people (official death toll), with another 100,000 missing. The Guinness Book of World Records estimated the total loss of human life from the Bhola cyclone at 1,000,000 – [1] Another cyclone hit the delta in 1991, killing about 138,000 people—see 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone. Residents have to be careful building on the river delta, as severe flooding sometimes occurs. In 1998, the Ganges flooded the delta, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 30 million people homeless. The Bangladesh government asked for $900 million to help feed the people of the region, as the entire rice crop was lost.”

      Posted by McAnzac on 2006 12 28 at 09:07 AM • permalink


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