waving, not drowning … fact checked

The warmists at Huffpo continue to get it wrong, looking for the scariest story, the islands are drowning, or something. The Bay of Bengal, where the islands are located have nearby tide stations: Haunting Photos Of Island Inhabitants Getting Swallowed By The Sea.

No, the seas are not rising.

Since 1980 Ghoramara island, found on a delta region in West Bengal, has lost 50 percent of its terrain to the rising seas as a result of climate change, causing two thirds of its population to move elsewhere. Photographer Daesung Lee decided to capture the remaining percentage of Ghoramara’s citizens.

2013-09-03-Ghoramara_01.jpg

In his 2011 series “On The Shore of a Vanishing Island, Ghoramara,” which is having something on an online renaissance these days, farmers and fisherman who survive off the land pose next to what is left of their island home, surrounded by the ever-expanding sea. Ethereal and haunting, these photographs look more like posed surrealist artworks than documentation of a strange natural tragedy.[…]

HIRON POINT

Station Information

Station ID: 1451
Latitude: 21.783333
Longitude: 89.466667
Coastline code: 510
Station code: 3
Country: BANGLADESH
Time span of data: 1983 – 2003
Completeness (%): 99
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 08 Jun 2005
Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Tide Gauge Data

Haldia:

Station Information

Station ID: 1270
Latitude: 22.033333
Longitude: 88.1
Coastline code: 500
Station code: 110
Country: INDIA
Time span of data: 1970 – 2009
Completeness (%): 94
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 23 Apr 2013
Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Tide Gauge Data

Nothing to do with sea level rises, it’s an estuarine island which changes annually depending on floods and cyclones:

SAUGOR/SAGAR

Station Information

Station ID: 417
Latitude: 21.65
Longitude: 88.05
Coastline code: 500
Station code: 111
Country: INDIA
Time span of data: 1937 – 1988
Completeness (%): 95
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 09 Sep 1996
Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Tide Gauge Data

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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