The islands constituting Maldives rise barely two to four meters above sea level

10000001 By 10000001, 30th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1r_z_gs4/
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A tiny uninhabited island, one of the 1190 which constitute the republic of Maldives has reportedly disappeared into the sea, raising speculation among scientists about the onset of global warming.
Satellite pictures indicate the disappearance of a tiny island measuring a few kilometers in area, Western media said.

Less than 12 of Maldives islands are inhabited by people

The islands constituting Maldives rise barely two to four meters above sea level. Various scientific studies had identified the Maldives and Bangladesh as the most prone to flooding due to predicted rise in sea –level caused by one or two degree Celsius increase in the earth means temperature.
Less than 12 of Maldives islands are inhabited by people. Appearance or disappearance of land masses in the sea is not an unusual phenomenon. Few years ago, there small islands appeared in the Bay of Bengal off Calcutta. Special interest: however, the Maldives case has aroused considerable curiosity among scientists due to the predicted vulnerability of the islands to minute changes in the global weather system.

High population density of about 10,000 people per Sq. km

Further, the Maldives already face serious environmental degradation, mainly because of the high population density on the few inhabited islands. Small islands (with areas less than 100 Sq. km.) with high population density of about 10,000 people per Sq. km. exist in the world. But the Maldives capital Male is an extreme case with a population density of more than 30,000 people per Sq. km.

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