When island nations drown, who owns their seas?


#1

bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/10/18/when-island-nations-drown-who-owns-their-seas/hyH9W5b1mCAyTVgwlFh7qO/story.html#


#2

Time for underwater cities. :slight_smile:


#3

Fascinating. I think they should be encouraged to be absorbed by larger countries with more resources. There are too many tiny countries in the world that can’t efficiently provide services for their citizens.


#4

The author cannot do math. A circle with a radius of 200 miles is not the size of India.


#5

Actually the size of the EEZ of Kiribati is 3.441 million km^2 whereas the land mass of India is 3.288 million km^2


#6

Incorrect.


#7

Rank	Country	Capital city	2008 Population	Land area (sq km)
7	India	New Delhi	1,147,996,000	3,287,590

Kiribati has a total land area of 811 sq km (313 sq mi); however, Kiribati’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and with a size of 408,250 km2 (157,630 sq mi) it is the second largest marine protected area (MPA) in the Pacific Ocean. Even then,that is only 12% of the land mass of India and most of the EEZ is underwater :wink:

(taken from a general search on the net… )


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