10 Lugares que podem ser engolidos pelo Mar

10 Places that can be Swallowed by the Sea
A survey of the NGO Co + Life , based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , shows which places are maisvulneráveis ​​the rise in sea level as a result of global warming and that should rise from 0.8 to 2 meters later this século.Muitos these places can be wiped out with a sharp increase , some of them have more than 80 % of its territory under the sea.

10. Ganges Delta - Bangladesh

In Bangladesh , 120 million people live in the Ganges delta are threatened by rising sea level. Bangladesh is a country with few elevations above sea level , with large rivers throughout its territory situated south Asia . Natural disasters such as floods , tropical cyclones , tornadoes, and tidal rivers are normal in Bangladesh every year.

9. Mekong Delta

Densely populated region of the Mekong Delta , one of Vietnam's most fertile , you can become a victim of climate change . An increase in sea level would inundate quickly shrimp farms , villages and agricultural crops , ensuring work and livelihood for the locals . According to the most pessimistic forecasts , by 2100 , the sea swallow 5 % of the territory , 7 % of agricultural land and 11 % of its population .

8. Bangkok - Thailand

Located on the delta of the Chao Phraya River, Bangok is slowly sinking , from 1.5 to 5 centimeters per year . Parts of Thailand's capital may be completely submerged since the next two decades . The city has suffered from population growth and urban unorganized , it becomes easy target of constant floods and increasingly intense plaguing the country.

7. River Thames - London

The British capital is also not safe from the variation in sea level that comes up about a millimeter per year. Concerned about the issue , the British architectural firm Baca has developed a home amphibious able to withstand floods . First project of its kind to receive approval from the British government , the home of 225 square meters is being built just 10m from the bank of the river Thames in Male , in the county of Buckinghamshire .

6. River Nile
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In ancient times , the Nile Delta , a plain 160 km long and 250 km wide , which was located was called the Lower Egypt , the region that suffered the influence of the Hellenistic period . That's where the Nile splits into several arms to empty into the Mediterranean Sea , to the north. Today , the region is one of the world's most endangered by rising sea level , which, according to estimates , could affect up to four million people , and destroying much of the local agricultural production .

5. Rotterdam - Netherlands

The location next to the North Sea generates a lot of possibilities for business in the port of Rotterdam , one of the largest in the world . On the other hand, represents a constant struggle against water , since about one- third of the country is below sea level , while the lowest point is nearly 7 meters below the water level. Without an extensive network of dams , dikes and dunes , the Netherlands would be especially prone to flooding . But scientists say not even the sophistication of the system of Dutch water management can realize a sharp increase in sea level by the end of the century.

4. Tuvalu


Just as the Maldives , the small group of nine islands located in the Pacific Ocean , between Australia and Hawaii , suffers the consequences of global warming . With an area of ​​26 km ² , the tiny state threatens to submerge before the rising sea level. In recent years , floods have been disturbing the constant production of local crops and the production of drinking water .

3. Venice - Italy


With about 270,000 inhabitants , and more than 60 000 tourists a day , Venice carries the fame of the city submerged long - and that's where it comes much of his fame. According to researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography , University of California , San Diego , the city sinks at a rate of 2 mm per year. It may not seem like much, but consider that over five years, the city disappears another inch , and the scenery certainly becomes worrisome for future generations .

2. Delta of the Mississippi River - USA

The delta of the Mississippi , in the United States , covering an area of ​​75,000 km ² , where about 2.2 million people . It is in the city of New Orleans , battered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 , which concentrates most of the population . Located half a meter below sea level , the region that has the fishing one of its main economic activities , is subject to constant flooding .

1. Maldives



The numerous small islands of the Maldives are as beautiful as fragile . At least 80 % of the archipelago located in the Indian Ocean is only one meter above sea level. According to the survey of Co + Life, a sharp increase of water could wipe out this paradise of white sand beaches , palm trees and coral atolls . In the last century , sea level has risen 20 cm in some parts of the country . Fearing the worst , the local government studies buy a new territory for their people .

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