Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Man Plans and God Laughs

Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal disappears into sea

NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone.

New Moore Island 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.


To quote the great simpsons philosopher Nelson: HA HA

or the dalai lama in his interview with Christine Amanpour: "it is all man's folly." We imagine that what we do has meaning.

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