Coastal erosion on Bhola Island. © Royal HaskoningDHV
June 25, 2014
Bhola Island is the largest island in the delta of Bangladesh and it has been ravaged by floods and cyclones for many years. Strong currents of the Meghna River, the world's 3rd largest river, are continuously 'eating' away the island's coastline.
Jointly with its partners, Royal HaskoningDHV initiated this project in close cooperation with the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). "The erosion along the 130 km east coast of the island is devouring about 5-10 km2 of fertile land annually. Every year thousands of people lose their houses and their livelihoods as their land is swallowed by the Mighty Meghna River"
ZetaTalk written April 17, 2010
We have stated, since the start of ZetaTalk in 1995, that during the pole shift the eastern side of the Indo-Australian Plate will rise while the western side plunges under the Himalayas at India. Of course, this is the steady pace as the plates begin to loosen up and move. In the holographic presentation Nancy attended in November, 2009 she was warned that additional tipping of the plate will occur. The Indo-Australian Plate will tip sideways so that Indonesia can plunge under the eastern side of the plate. Islands in Indonesia will be affected by this plunge, ultimately sinking. Do such adjustments happen all at once, or gradually? Both occur, but the trend is unmistakable long before a major adjustment occurs. If one side of a plate is rising, and the other dropping, will this be uniform, such that the entire edge of the plate rises or falls? Where Earth plates share rock layers that tend to move as one, there is never uniformity. What is seen from above are mountains and valleys, and what could be seen from below are similar. The plates are thick in places and thin in others. We have mentioned that rivers flow along places where the plates are thin, and thus have dropped due to lack of support. This is likewise true of ocean trenches. When a plate is rising due either to subduction by another plate or a tipping action, pressure on one end of the plate causing the other end to rise, what occurs? The plate will tend to rise as one but will sag where the weight of the plate can draw the rock layers down. However, this sagging will not occur where the rock strata is strong. Thus, an uneven rise will be observed. Sagging can cause the the thin area to rise if the heavy rock on one edge bends down, as the thin spot is lightweight relative to the heavy rock that has dropped.
ZetaTalk Written September 9, 2010
The 7 of 10 scenarios describe plate movements, and for this to occur something has to release the deadlock, the current stalemate where the plates are locked against each other. Once the deadlock is broken and the plates start moving, sliding past each other, new points where the plates are locked against each other develop, but these are weaker locks than the one at present. The current lock, as we have so often stated, is the Indo-Australian Plate which is being driven under the Himalayans. This is no small lock, as the height of the Himalayans attests. Nevertheless, the activity in this region shows this likely to be the first of the 7 of 10 scenarios to manifest. Bangladesh is sinking and the Coral Sea is rising, showing the overall tipping of the Indo-Australian Plate. Now Pakistan is sinking and not draining its floods as it should, while Jakarta on the tongue of Indonesia is also sinking rapidly, showing that the tilt that will allow Indonesia to sink has already started.