The Earth without Ice (Deglaciation – Sea Level Rise)

Last year the National Geographic looked how the continents do […]

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February 12, 2014

Last year the National Geographic looked how the continents do with no ice on Earth.

Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.
The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

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. 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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  1. ClimateState February 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply
  2. Aanthanur DC February 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    erm i think the map is wrong. scotland for example should gain alot of land
    do to sinking sea levels at their shores. as ice sheets excert
    gravitational pull.

    to me the map looks like they just used the expected average sea level rise
    and added that instead of doing the proper calculations. also nowhere in
    the text i could find anything about gravitational pull. you should ask if
    they considered gravitational pull from ice sheets, and if not ,remove the

  3. James Skarnikat February 15, 2014 at 7:14 am - Reply

    That music/monologue is groovy. Who is that?

  4. clairavance21 February 22, 2014 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I can’t see. Is the south tip of the North island of New Zealand still
    above water?!?!? *freaks out*

  5. Rory Skywalker May 14, 2014 at 7:38 am - Reply

    East Coast Australia looks pretty good

See also  Melting Sea Ice in the Arctic (2013)

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