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1373 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Aug 2020 at 3:39 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-02 10:32:33 PM  
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2020-08-02 10:58:34 PM  
I think widespread flooding in Bangladesh, which is largely river basin and very low, is ordinary during the Monsoons. Massive areas always flood and you see pictures of lovely brown people with TVs on their heads in water up to their waists, if they are lucky.

But this being 2020, I imagine global warming deserves a mention because this is only going to get worse and the population of Bangladesh is somewhere around the population of Mexico.

There will be blood eventually as tens of millions of people need to find new homes and jobs in tech support and call centres above the new sea levels.
 
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2020-08-02 11:04:53 PM  
Pretty sure that during the worst flooding they ever had, nearly 90% of the country was under water, so I think this is pretty normal.
 
2020-08-02 11:26:45 PM  
Population quite a bit larger than Mexico, after checking. 164,800,000 or so. Growing much faster than Mexico, so my numbers were clearly way out of date. Median age must be very young.
 
2020-08-02 11:42:23 PM  
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2020-08-03 12:48:20 AM  
We need George.
 
2020-08-03 2:15:23 AM  
I just Google Earthed parts of Bangladesh. Holy cow. Literally. Anyway, I don't understand how people find their way home in that underwater jungle. One season of monsoons must change the landscape completely.
 
2020-08-03 5:45:34 AM  
Yeah, but we killed Bin Laden, AMIRITE?  AMERICA, fark YEAH!!!
 
2020-08-03 6:12:38 AM  

foo monkey: Yeah, but we killed Bin Laden, AMIRITE?  AMERICA, fark YEAH!!!


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2020-08-03 7:16:38 AM  

roger77: We need George.


I was coming in here to say wasn't the Concert for Bangladesh about flooding, too?

Well, there won't be any good music coming out of tragedies anymore, or protests. I guess those days are gone.
 
2020-08-03 7:56:41 AM  
Again?
 
2020-08-03 8:41:34 AM  

roger77: We need George.


Not sure how this is going to help.

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2020-08-03 9:01:57 AM  

brantgoose: I think widespread flooding in Bangladesh, which is largely river basin and very low, is ordinary during the Monsoons.


If you zoom in on the map I looks like much of the boundary between India and Bangladesh is drawn at the edge of what areas flood.

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This makes some sense since you would expect the culture in an area that regularly floods to be different than that where it doesn't happen.
 
2020-08-03 10:14:23 AM  
PUMP.
OUT.
EVERYTHING.
 
2020-08-03 10:27:22 AM  

silvervial: I was coming in here to say wasn't the Concert for Bangladesh about flooding, too?


Nope. The problems then were man-made.
https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_​Concert_for_Bangladesh#:~:text=The%20s​hows%20were%20held%20at,Bangladesh%20L​iberation%20War%2Drelated%20genocide.

I hate when Fark kills a link. :-/
Anyway, it was held mostly to help refugees there from Pakistan following the genocide during the Bangladesh Liberation War (they got their independence from Pakistan.

/ I was 15 when that happened
 
2020-08-03 12:00:45 PM  
I thought this was going to be a debt thing. Nope, actual water. I wonder if they will adapt like the residents of Atlanta will have to.
 
2020-08-03 1:19:53 PM  

OldJames: I thought this was going to be a debt thing. Nope, actual water. I wonder if they will adapt like the residents of Atlanta will have to.


Atlanta- Atlantis... shouldn't be too hard, just a few letters on the signs, and gills of course.
 
2020-08-03 1:43:04 PM  

doctorguilty: PUMP.
OUT.
EVERYTHING.


If only Bangladesh had bukkets.  Norway regularly bails out the North Sea every year, and prevents flooding.
/low energy, sad
 
2020-08-03 8:39:33 PM  
Or what the locals call, Monday.
 
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