Rising ocean levels, caused by global warming (which is causing glaciers to melt), will soon make 70,000 people homeless, as?for the first time?an inhabited island near India has been completely covered with water.
Geoffrey Lean writes in the Independent that Lohachara island is only the first island nation to drown. The Pacific island of Vanuatu has also been evacuated, and more are expected to drown soon, from the Maldives to the Marshall Islands. Large areas of continents will probably soon drown as well, with Bangladesh likely to be one of the first.
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