Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How Would The Earth Look Like If All The Ice Melts?

National Geographic has published an interactive map showing how the world looks like if all the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, which would raise the sea-level by 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than 5 million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58.

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