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Sunday, February 19, 2017

This is How Our World will be If the Ice would Melt Off

This is How
Our World will be
If the Ice would Melt Off

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world's major cities.

Places like Brussels, Barcelona, Venice and London
 will be submerged in water.

East African cities like Dakar and Accra – all under water.

Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo all will also be under water.
 Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro will be under water.

All the major eastern cities of United States will be under water.

And lastly, cities like Mumbai and Kolkata will be also face the wrath of Antarctic ice melts.

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live our lives we will melt off the entire ice sheet of Antarctica. "This would not happen overnight, but the mind-boggling point is that our actions today are changing the face of planet Earth as we know it and will continue to do so for tens of thousands of years to come," said lead author of the study Ricarda Winkelmann, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The Business Insider video blow shows how much bad the world will be if we are able to speed the process of ice sheet melting off and see the effect of it on the world.

If All Earth's Ice Melted

Published on Jul 17, 2015
Polar ice is melting at an unprecedented rate, and we can already measure the impact on rising sea levels. How fast is ice in Greenland and Antarctica melting and what would happen to Earth if all the ice melted? (Based on NASA, ESA, and National Geographic data and simulations).

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