Since 24th march the Internet has been awash with reports about climate change causing catastrophic flooding in the region around the Bay of Bengal, the implication being that this is being caused by our use of fossil fuels. As usual, this is pure propaganda pushed relentlessly by the UN’s IPCC. The region is at the boundary of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate which scientists agree has been moving northwards for the past 50M years and is now being forced beneath the Eurasian plate. It is the sinking of the earth beneath the Bay of Bengal rather than the sea level rising which is causing the problem. Similar ground movements are occurring elsewhere around the globe and have nothing to do with our use of fossil fuels.
It is reported that (link) QUOTE: When two adjacent plates collide, the one with ocean crust tends to lodge under the other. Portions of individual plates that extend down into the mantle and under an adjacent plate are called subducting slabs. .. the subduction zone between the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plate borders UNQUOTE.
In another report (link) QUOTE: The north-east side of the Australian plate forms a subducting boundary with the Eurasian plate on the borders of the Indian Ocean from Bangladesh, to Myanmar (former Burma) to the south-west of Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. UNQUOTE
In "Indo-Australian Plate. A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. 1999” (link) science writers Ailsa and Michael Allaby say QUOTE: One of the present-day major lithospheric plates, which is having new material added to its south and south-west along the Carlsberg Ridge and the south-east Indian Rise, but its other margins are the collision zone of the Himalayan orogenic belt, subduction zones (e.g. in the E. Indies), or transform faults (e.g. the Alpine Fault in New Zealand). It is thought this plate may now be breaking into two separate plates along the line of the 90° E Ridge. UNQUOTE.
Related to this natural occurrence within the earth’s crust, for which humans have no responsibility and over which no control, are catastrophes such as the Asia 2004 earthquake and tsunami disaster (link) QUOTE: The India Plate is part of the great Indo-Australian Plate, which underlies the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and is drifting northeast at an average of 6 cm/year (2 inches/year). The India Plate meets the Burma Plate (which is considered a portion of the great Eurasian Plate) at the Sunda Trench. At this point the India Plate subducts the Burma Plate which includes the Nicobar Islands, the Andaman Islands and northern Sumatra. The India Plate slips deeper and deeper beneath the Burma Plate until the increasing temperature and pressure turns the subducting edge of the India Plate into magma which eventually pushes the magma above it out through the volcanoes (see Volcanic arc). This process is interrupted by the locking of the plates for several centuries until the build up of stress causes their release resulting in a massive earthquake and tsunami. The volcanic activity that results as the Indo-Australian plate subducts the Eurasian plate has created the Sunda Arc. UNQUOTE.
Another excellent article on the disappearance of islands in this area is presented on the Climate Change Fraud site (link).
Is it at all surprising that sea levels are changing in relation to earth surface levels? Of course this change in relative levels, like any other fact of life, is at the mercy of distortion by politicians, environmentalists, financial investors, etc. for propaganda to support whatever real agenda they have.
Best regards, Pete