I think this dataset is very interesting. We can monitor global water level changes from 1999 to 2020 layered on top of google maps here. I naturally chose the Maldives as the starting point to see if the tiny islands nation is “doomed” as climate alarmists like to claim. Of course it isn’t.
Seldom any water level gains and plenty of reclamation. You are free to browse to other nearby islands and see that indeed there is very little encroachment of water.
The story is a little different for Bangladesh:
There is some water gain in certain areas, but there is also loss in other areas. There is little evidence of encroachment from the ocean. Just river dynamics.
I don’t see much coastal water encroachment.
I’d love to run some analysis on this data, but the amount of it is simply overwhelming. Safe to say that since these data researchers didn’t quantify coastal water gain/loss for us it most likely doesn’t favor the alarmist position.
Anyways, Enjoy 🙂 -Zoe
Sorry I’ve been very busy lately.