Suparibhanga, a nearby uninhabited island, has also vanished. Two-third part of
“There’s nothing any more where our island once was. It’s just a huge stretch of sea where vessels ply,” says Shamila’s father Seikh Abdullah, among the first batch of envirogees (environment refugees) who have now settled in Sagar. Nearly 7,000 of his former island mates are his neighbors again.
A dozen islands in the area are under threat. Environmentalists and climate scientists are predicting a grim future for many of the islands and coastal cities around the world.
As the seas continue to swell, they will swallow whole island nations, from the
to the Maldives , inundate vast areas of countries from Marshall Islands to Bangladesh , and submerge parts of scores of coastal cities. Egypt