Was reading this excellent article in the Independent on global warming and its impact on flat, watery Bangladesh. Sea level rises are going to be death on that poor country….

So I got to wondering…what’s going to happen to Taiwan? Fortunately someone using Google Maps was ahead of me. Here is a map with variable sea rise settings that enables you to see what might happen (try here if that doesn’t work). Good-bye Penghu! The map’s default setting, 7 meters, is what will hit if we rise a couple of degrees C in average temps. You can check out the any part of the world on the map, including Vietnam, which loses Hanoi and everything around it, and China, which takes a massive hit in Guangzhou. The human cost is frightening. You can even zoom in as close as the map supports….