What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

If humanity continues to burn fossil fuels and emit carbon dioxide, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and mountain tops. Now the world more than 5 million cubic miles of ice, according to scientists, to melt all these reserves, leaving more than 5,000 years. The average temperature, which now stands at 14 degrees Celsius, will reach 26.6 degrees, and the sea level will rise by 65 metres.

These maps show how the world will be if all the ice on Earth will melt and become part of the World ocean. The present coastline is marked by a thin white line.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

All Atlantic coast will vanish, along with Florida and the Gulf coast. The hills of San Francisco will turn into a cluster of Islands, and the Central valley will be a huge Bay. Gulf of California will continue North and will swallow San Diego.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

The Amazon basin in the North and the Paraguay river basin in the South will become gulfs in the Atlantic ocean will disappear Buenos Aires, coastal Uruguay and most of Paraguay. Remain mountain areas along the coast of the Caribbean sea and Central America.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

From London there will be only memories, Venice will flood the Adriatic sea. After thousands of years, in this scenario, the Netherlands will be laid to rest under water, a large part of Denmark will also disappear. Overflowing waters of the Mediterranean will join the Black and Caspian seas.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

The land on which he now lives 600 million Chinese to be flooded as 160 million Bangladesh and most coastal areas of India. Flooding of the Mekong Delta will cause the Cardamom mountains in Cambodia will become an island.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

On the continent, which is now mostly deserted, will appear an inland sea, but flooding will be a big part of the narrow coastal strip, namely on the site is now home to four of the five Australian.

What will happen to the planet if it melted all the ice

Ice sheet of East Antarctica is so large it contains four-fifths of all ice on the planet. He has survived earlier warming periods and may seem unsinkable. Lately he seems a little compacted from global warming. The warmer atmosphere contains more water vapor, which falls as snow in East Antarctica. But even this giant is unlikely to survive a return to the climate of the Eocene.

Like the glacier shield of Greenland, shield of West Antarctica in the previous warm periods were much less. It's vulnerable because most of it is solid rock below sea level. Warming ocean melts ice from below, causing it to collapse. Since 1992, the average decreases of 65 million tons of ice per year.

Keywords: Continent | Ice | Glacier | Mainland | Ocean | Warming

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