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Re: mass extinction
Actually over a few hundred years it won't matter whether the ice on
Greenland melts. Bangladesh is doomed in any case by the dams in Ganges and
Brahmaputra. Once the sediment supply is cut off the sea starts eroding the
delta away. The same thing is happening in the Nile delta (and in Louisiana).
At 13:02 2006-03-21, David Marjanovic wrote:
I just wrote...
Sorry. For _all_ of Bangladesh to go under for good (except for the
mountains in eastern Chittagong -- certainly not a place where you can
stuff tens of millions of people), the sea level would have to rise by 6
m. That would require most of Greenland to melt. Sure, this has begun, but
it's still going to take a few hundred years.
Still, a sea-level rise by 1 m would flood 10 % of the country.
Oh, and some say 146 million rather than 144.3.