Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

The melting of ice caps and global warming is the biggest environmental threats humankind is facing in these modern times.

What would happen if all the ice would melt and raise the sea levels?

A true disaster that might be the end of life as we know it. To raise awareness on the issue, National Geographic has recently created several maps that show the Earth and its ice melting in different stages. Ranging from bad to worse scenarios, the sea levels would rise by 216 feet in this simulation leading to loss of habitat and food for many species and for humankind.
According to scientists, there are five million cubic miles of ice on Earth at the moment and it would take up to 5,000 for this to melt. Since the Earth is constantly melting because of technologies used by man and pollution, the process of melting is accelerated and the ice will slowly disappear.
If these facts are not alarming enough, and won’t push people to get involved in environmental causes then maybe the maps created by National Geographic will create some buzz.

North America
The entire Atlantic seaboard would vanish, along with Florida and the Gulf Coast. In California, San Francisco’s hills would become a cluster of islands and the Central Valley a giant bay. The Gulf of California would stretch north past the latitude of San Diego—not that there’d be a San Diego.

London? A memory. Venice? Reclaimed by the Adriatic Sea. Thousands of years from now, in this catastrophic scenario, the Netherlands will have long since surrendered to the sea, and most of Denmark will be gone too. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean’s expanding waters will also have swelled the Black and Caspian Seas.

Predominantly desert, the continent would gain a new inland sea—but it would lose much of the narrow coastal strip

via [ National Geographic]


  • Why would Australia get an inland sea? Only because all you’ve done here is fill in a new sea level everywhere and colour everything below it blue. Poor modeling. An actual raised sea level would effect the coast, but not travel over mountains to get to an inland low area.

  • alexann on said:

    Funny! Your glass does not overflow when the ice melts due to the displacement of water by the ice equaling the liquid when it melts. So icebergs will not change the level of water since the iceberg itself is already displacing the water by its weight, which does not change when it melts.

  • Dave J on said:

    I like the new world better… I’m much closer to the beach! I wonder if the same thing would happen if everyone in the world flushed their toilet at the same time?😂
    While we’re engaged in fear mongering, what if every cow on earth farted at the same time? Or what if we all simultaneously walked due west… could we generate enough torque to stop the earth from turning?

  • BS, the earth has wobbled and where the north is more exposed to sunlight. Global warming is BS, if not so then why is the south pole gaining ice? The native north Americans even stated the sun Rises in a new location and is out longer. They also state the stars that were always above them, shifted. Nothing but complete BS, its mother nature and gheres nothing we can do about it. Money making propaganda.

  • LT Strike on said:

    When Banks no longer make mortgage loans or the insurance companies refuse to cover ocean front property, then I’ll be concerned about “climate change”.

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