Global warming remains a serious problem and a threat to life as we know it on Planet Earth. A recent study by scientists, said that glaciers in parts of the Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to sea level rise and threatening coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai. Read more here.
So what would the Earth look like if all the ice on our planet melted? Business Insider has put together a video showcasing how drastically the map of the world would change if this happens.
Cities in Europe like Venice, Istanbul, London, Brussels disappear; in India Mumbai and Kolkata are gone thanks to the sea levels rising. In the US, cities like Seattle, Miami, New York, Washington DC, would all be under threat.
The video is fairly grim, accompanied with ominous music and while it’s true that it will take another couple of centuries or maybe even a millennium for all the ice to melt, a bleak fate awaits planet Earth nonetheless if even global warming continues.
US President Barack Obama recently said that that world leaders must agree to cut carbon emissions at an upcoming UN summit in December because the climate is changing faster than efforts to curb global warming. “The science is stark, it is sharpening, and it proves that this once-distant threat is now very much in the present,” he said.
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