Mar 24 2010
The long disputed New Moore Island disappears in the Bay of Bengal

Long time under the dispute, the two parties have not even been able to decide to come to a conclusion and the entity for which the whole saga is created is now not there. I am not quoting any thoughts that are coming to my mind but the spotlight here is on the long time in the talk “The New Moore Islands”. For almost three decades now, countries Bangladesh and India have been arguing on the Moore Island, which lies (or I must say ‘lied’) in the Bay of Bengal.

New Moore

For those who are unaware of what The Moore is,  the uninhabited territory  towards the south of Hariabhanga river was known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis. This island has been in the limelight since long with both the countries arguing over the claim of the island.

But the argument has been there for a long time which is close to 30 years now, and if we talk of the sea levels, there has been a rise at a increased pace, thanks to the Global Warming.

The latest news is that New Moore Island has been swallowed by the Bay of Bengal as claimed by the Indian Scientists. New Moore island no longer exists. Recent satellites images show the whole island under water, says the School of Oceanographic Studies in Calcutta.

Professor Sugata Hazra reports that New Moore Island has completely sunk and this is confirmed by satellite images and sea patrons. He further added,

What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking has been resolved by global warming.

The sea levels in the Bay of Bengal had been rising by 3 millimeters per year until the year 2000. But shockingly, that rate increased to 5 millimeters per year since then.

Reports say that around 10 more small island like New Moore Island are still at risk in the Bay of Bengal.

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