Tailand Flooding - Sea Level Not Rising

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Evidence SINKING:   Sea levels not rising: Swedish scientist

Contrary to prevailing scientific opinion, a Climate Change conference organised by the University of Mumbai and the Liberty Institute, New Delhi, and INSTUCEN India study centre on Friday claimed that the sea levels were not rising and carbon dioxide did not pose a special threat to the climate. Sea levels in the Indian Ocean were not rising and cities like Mumbai, islands like Maldives or Tuvalu would not be affected at all, speakers stated.

He said the tide gauges of Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam recorded a significant sea level drop during 1955-1962 followed by stable sea level in the next nearly five decades. In Lakshadweep, the locals were quite aware of the fact that sea level was not at all in a rising mode today; rather new land had been added. In conclusion, he said there was no rise in sea level in the Indian Ocean. Referring to the myth of sea level rise as the “Greatest Lie Ever Told” in a booklet, Professor Morner said ignorance was terrible but exaggeration was dangerous. “Computer modelling by persons not having visited the sites in question is not good enough.” “In the year 2000 we started an international sea level project in the Maldives where several distinguished experts took part,” he said, and he had been on six of those expeditions. “There is no ongoing rise in the sea level at all and since 1970, it fell by about 20 cm and has remained quite stable for the last 30 to 40 years.” The team had investigated several different shore environments, including open coasts, rock cut platforms, sandy shores in erosion and such an overwhelming mass and quality of observational facts must outdo idle talk, he said, with reference to the IPCC reports.


Cambodia SINKING: 17 of Cambodia's 23 provinces are affected by the worst floods in over a decade.

Bangladesh SINKING: persistent waterlogging problem in large areas of Khulna, Jessore and Satkhira districts / 

Chittagong:  3 upazila, 32 union, 253 sqkm area, 18,566 families, 97750 people, 1195 households (fully), 7570 households (partially), 2 acr crops (fully) and 2750 crops (partially), 2 cattle, Poultry 2800, 25 km Road (fully) and 195 km (partially), Institution 28 partially, embankment 87 km are affected.
Satkhira:  Water receding. 66 unions of 6 Upazillas and 02 Pouroshova of Satkhira district are inundated. 1023 sqkm area, 1,97,739 families, 939514 people, 27218 households (fully), 43090 households (partially), 32855 acr crops (fully) and 18205 crops (partially), 30917 cattle, Poultry 62885, 613 km Road (fully) and 1258 km (partially), Institution 30(fully) and 577 (partially), embankment 9508 km are affected. Peoples from shelter are started to return home.
Gaibandha:  Low lands of 10 unions of Govindoganj were inundated due to the increase of the water level in the rivers. 10 unions, 1 pourashava, 129 sqkm area, 119931 people, 29981 families, 2750 households (fully), 18750 households (partially), 98.8 acr crops (fully) and 331 acr crops (partially), 14 km road (fully) and 35 km (partially), 14 educational institutions, 5 km embankment (fully) and 8 km embankment (partially), 5 bridge/culvert have been affected.
Naogaon: 960 families in Manda upazila have been affected since embankment has been breached in some places and water entered into this upazila. DC office distributed 14.400 MT GR rice among affected people in Manda upazila.
Jessore:. Water receding. 36298 families of 43 unions from 6 upazilas have been affected due to inundation. 16922 acr crops (partially), 16325 households partially, 77 institution partially, 270 km road partially and 5 km embankment have been affected. Inundation situation is improved.
Narail: Current flood situation is normal. Earlier, some damages occurred due to heavy rainfall, 3 upazila, 41 union /pourashava, 244.50 sqkm area, 51750 families, 246250 people, 3670 households (fully), 19100 households (partially), 7607 acr crops (fully) and 54521 acr (partially), 31 educational institution (partially), 88 km road, 9.5 km embankment have been affected.

Evidence SINKING:

 

Sea levels not rising: Swedish scientist

 

AP In this October 13, 2011 photo, Funafuti, the main island of the nation state of Tuvalu, is seen from a Royal New Zealand airforce C130 aircraft. Contrary to prevailing scientific opinion, speakers at a Climate Change conference organised by the University of Mumbai on Friday claimed that the sea levels were not rising and islands like Tuvalu and Maldives would not be affected at all.

Contrary to prevailing scientific opinion, a Climate Change conference organised by the University of Mumbai and the Liberty Institute, New Delhi, and INSTUCEN India study centre on Friday claimed that the sea levels were not rising and carbon dioxide did not pose a special threat to the climate. Sea levels in the Indian Ocean were not rising and cities like Mumbai, islands like Maldives or Tuvalu would not be affected at all, speakers stated.

The audience clapped at every statement made by Professor Nils-Axel Morner, retired professor from Stockholm University, who enlightened a large group of appreciative students and professors on the perils of the estimates of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He attacked Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed's claims that his island nation was drowning and said this was totally unfounded in observational reality. The one-day conference, “Shifting science and changing policy,” was hosted by the Centre for Extra Mural Studies at Mumbai University.

Stable for decades

He said the tide gauges of Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam recorded a significant sea level drop during 1955-1962 followed by stable sea level in the next nearly five decades. In Lakshadweep, the locals were quite aware of the fact that sea level was not at all in a rising mode today; rather new land had been added. In conclusion, he said there was no rise in sea level in the Indian Ocean. Referring to the myth of sea level rise as the “Greatest Lie Ever Told” in a booklet, Professor Morner said ignorance was terrible but exaggeration was dangerous. “Computer modelling by persons not having visited the sites in question is not good enough.” “In the year 2000 we started an international sea level project in the Maldives where several distinguished experts took part,” he said, and he had been on six of those expeditions. “There is no ongoing rise in the sea level at all and since 1970, it fell by about 20 cm and has remained quite stable for the last 30 to 40 years.” The team had investigated several different shore environments, including open coasts, rock cut platforms, sandy shores in erosion and such an overwhelming mass and quality of observational facts must outdo idle talk, he said, with reference to the IPCC reports.

However, a research paper by A.S. Unnikrishnan from the National Institute of Oceanography, K. Rupa Kumar, Sharon E. Fernandes and G.S. Michael and S.K. Patwardhan, published by Current Science in February 2006, said the estimates for Mumbai, Kochi and Visakhapatnam showed a sea level rise of 0.78, 1.14 and 0.75 mm/year respectively, whereas the estimate for Chennai showed a decrease in sea level (– 0.65 mm/year). Mumbai has tide gauge data for over 100 years for sea levels. The estimates of sea level rise along the coast of India were made by analysing the past tide gauge data. The present estimates are consistent with the global mean sea level rise estimates1, though lower in magnitudes, the paper said.

Professor Morner also dismissed sea level rise in the Sunderbans area in Bangladesh after a visit in 2009. He said there was clear evidence of strong coastal erosion but no rise in sea levels. Nils Finn Munch-Petersen of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies too said Maldives was marketing its sea level rise and this had led to a significant income for the island nation in the form of foreign aid while huge international resorts were being built there. “The presumed sea rise does not deter foreign investors.” He said saline intrusion into the islands' fresh water sources were cited as sea level rise effects.

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/article2538...

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Bangladesh  :

Chittagong: . 3 upazila, 32 union, 253 sqkm area, 18,566 families, 97750 people, 1195 households (fully), 7570 households (partially), 2 acr crops (fully) and 2750 crops (partially), 2 cattle, Poultry 2800, 25 km Road (fully) and 195 km (partially), Institution 28 partially, embankment 87 km are affected.
Satkhira:   Water Receding.66 unions of 6 Upazillas and 02 Pouroshova of Satkhira district are inundated. 1023 sqkm area, 1,97,739 families, 939514 people, 27218 households (fully), 43090 households (partially), 32855 acr crops (fully) and 18205 crops (partially), 30917 cattle, Poultry 62885, 613 km Road (fully) and 1258 km (partially), Institution 30(fully) and 577 (partially), embankment 9508 km are affected. Peoples from shelter are started to return home.
Gaibandha:  Low lands of 10 unions of Govindoganj were inundated due to the increase of the water level in the rivers. 10 unions, 1 pourashava, 129 sqkm area, 119931 people, 29981 families, 2750 households (fully), 18750 households (partially), 98.8 acr crops (fully) and 331 acr crops (partially), 14 km road (fully) and 35 km (partially), 14 educational institutions, 5 km embankment (fully) and 8 km embankment (partially), 5 bridge/culvert have been affected.
Naogaon: . 960 families in Manda upazila have been affected since embankment has been breached in some places and water entered into this upazila. DC office distributed 14.400 MT GR rice among affected people in Manda upazila.
Jessore:Water receding. 36298 families of 43 unions from 6 upazilas have been affected due to inundation. 16922 acr crops (partially), 16325 households partially, 77 institution partially, 270 km road partially and 5 km embankment have been affected. Inundation situation is improved.
Narail: Current flood situation is normal. Earlier, some damages occurred due to heavy rainfall, 3 upazila, 41 union /pourashava, 244.50 sqkm area, 51750 families, 246250 people, 3670 households (fully), 19100 households (partially), 7607 acr crops (fully) and 54521 acr (partially), 31 educational institution (partially), 88 km road, 9.5 km embankment have been affected.

http://reliefweb.int/node/451709

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Tk 262 cr project starts this month to rid 3 dists of waterlogging
Quazi Amanullah, Khulna

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) is expected to begin work for implementation of a Tk 261.53 crore project on the Kobadak River by this month for resolving the persistent waterlogging problem in large areas of Khulna, Jessore and Satkhira districts.

The five-year project includes re-excavation of the Kobadak River and its adjoining creeks and canals, excavation of link canals and demolition of all unauthorised structures, dams, dykes and shrimp enclosures along the river, said BWDB sources.

"The project aims at controlling flash floods, improving irrigation system and develop fisheries and agriculture sectors by removing silt deposits from the banks and beds of the Kobadak River," Dipak Sarker, superintending engineer of Jessore Circle of BWDB told this correspondent on Sunday.

"Water Development Board will take full responsibility to implement the five-year project after receiving the fund allocated by the government. We hope to start the work by this month," he said.

The Executive Committee of National Economic Council approved the project at a meeting held in Dhaka last month.

Flash floods and persistent waterlogging resulting from heavy siltation of Kobadak River rendered lakhs of people of Khulna, Satkhira and Jessore districts homeless during the last several years.

The 240-kilometre-long river flowing mainly through Khulna, Jessore and Satkhira districts has now become synonymous with sorrow for lakhs of people due to man-made problems.

Mindless construction of dykes, dams, shrimp enclosures and unauthorised structures on the banks of the Kobadak resulted in its heavy siltation, affecting beauty and normal course of the river and eventually causing serious waterlogging in the area, the superintending engineer said.

The perennial waterlogging problem has created an adverse impact on agriculture, fishery and biodiversity in the three districts, said Md Giasuddin, chief engineer of Khulna divisional office of BWDB.

Under the Tk 261.53 crore project, Tk 28.27 crore will be spent during the current (2011-2012) financial year, Tk 114.65 crore during 2012-2013, Tk 102.63 crore during 2013-2014 and Tk 15.88 crore during 2014-2015 financial year, he said.

Following locals' demand for saving the Kobadak, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps in this regard.

Consequently, a research work was carried out on 75,000 hectares of land last year to explore possibility of a sustainable drainage and flood control system and the project has been taken as per findings of the work, said the chief engineer of Khulna WDB.

The project was included in the Annual Development Programme during 2010-2011 financial year, he added.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=206409

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Cambodia:

Cambodia: Floods as 247 people died

 
Worst floods last two months has affected 2 / 3 area and killed 247 people in Cambodia. This is the latest report of the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen today (14/10).
Cambodia: Floods as 247 people died

National Agency for Disaster Management of Cambodia, said more than 1,100 schools have been affected so students can not attend school. 17 of Cambodia's 23 provinces are affected by the worst floods in over a decade. Four counties in 8 districts of the capital Phnom Penh is also flooded by constant rain lasts.
 
Flooding has caused food prices, rising food by more than 300 thousand hectares of rice land were flooded, of which 100 thousand hectares were completely destroyed.
 

     Believed to be the last round of flooding in Cambodia has caused heavy losses of lives and property of the nation, today (14/10), Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent a visit to the Prime Royal Government of Cambodia Samdech Techo Hun Sen and expressed confidence that the Cambodian People's brother, under the leadership of the Royal Government led by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen head, will soon overcome consequences of natural disasters and stable life.
     
     The same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also have power to send visiting Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hor Namhong.

http://www.vtv.vn/Article/Get/Campuchia-Lu-lut-lam-247-nguoi-thiet-...

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Comment by Sandi Lee on October 15, 2011 at 6:46pm

Death toll climbs as Bangkok braces for floods

By South-East Asia correspondent, ABC October 15, 2011, 7:38 pm

The death toll from floods in Thailand is now close to 300, as floodwaters continue to flow into the outskirts of the capital Bangkok.

The death toll is now 297 as a result of the worst monsoon flooding in recent memory.

The communities of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan north of Bangkok are totally inundated, and hundreds of thousands of people are either in shelters or battling metres of water in their homes.

That water is inexorably flowing towards Bangkok, where even in the inner-city major businesses are building sandbag walls and vehicles are parked along elevated roads.

North and eastern outskirts of the city are seeing serious flooding of more than one metre.

The main Chao Phraya River is at record levels, but is still below the flood wall designed to protect Bangkok's city centre.

The government continues to say it can protect the CBD and the bulk of the city of 12 million.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has told the public the city should be safe, despite extremely heavy rain last night.

Ms Shinawatra took to live TV to reassure people the government had the situation under control.

In the outer north and east, though, the situation is worsening.

A major breach in a flood barrier should be repaired today but communities nearby in Pathum Thani are already inundated.

Major roads and business areas on the outer edges of the city in Pathum Thani are now in water more than one metre deep.

With the help of the army, three extra dykes have been built.

The military wants a state of emergency declared, but so far the government has refused.

Shelters have been set up to accommodate about 20,000 people.

Intermittent rain is continuing.

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