The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted

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The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted

Post  guest... on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:56 pm

A huge swathe of eastern England, most of Denmark, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, Bangladesh and a huge chunk of China would be lost beneath the sea if all the world’s ice melted, according to maps produced by National Geographic magazine.

The interactive online maps show a radically different planet Earth after land ice in Greenland, the Antarctic and elsewhere all melted. If this happened, it would produce a sea level rise of about 216ft.
“There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all,” the magazine said.
“If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80F [26.6 C] instead of the current 58F [14.4C].”


The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted










http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-life-aquatic-how-the-earth-would-look-if-all-the-ice-melted-8925734.html


Bit hard to tell whether I would be under water or part of a small island, excellent, the island of Kent.


lol!


Or what's is left of it.

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Re: The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted

Post  Tess on Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:08 pm

Hmm. Looks like I'll just make it - always wanted to live by the beach!
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