A tiny island claimed for years by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared beneath the rising seas, scientists in India say.The uninhabited territory south of the Hariabhanga river was known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis.Recent satellites images show the whole island under water, says the School of Oceanographic Studies in Calcutta.
"What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Professor Sugata Hazra of the School of Oceanographic Studies at Jadavpur University in Calcutta.Anyone wishing to visit now, he observed, would have to think of travelling by submarine.
Yay! Problem solved! Now if only nature could wipe out other places of dispute for us..