Geoffrey Lean of The Independent on Sunday adds a new element to the catastrophist case:
"Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true."One slight problem with this; Lohachara vanished 20 years ago:
"Lohachara and Bedford islands, with an area of more than six square kilometres between them, 'vanished from the map' two decades ago."More at Tim Blair's site. Expect this one to appear in the catastrophist litany as something that happened this year. A new slide for the Al Gore roadshow?