Scientists have shown what the Earth will look like if all the glaciers melt (video)

19.05.2024/15/30 XNUMX:XNUMX    3966

A short clip shows what the Earth might look like if all the permanent ice on it melted.

NASA experts have shown that the level of the world's oceans is rising faster than expected, and that, apparently, it will rise by at least 90 centimeters in the coming decades. If this trend - given global warming - continues, in the future the Earth may remain in principle without permanent ice (of course, this will not happen in the near future: it will probably take at least 5 years for all the permanent ice on Earth to melt) . What will happen if all the ice melts?

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In a short clip prepared by Business Insider, a map of the continents in such a future is shown. At first glance, it may seem that the Earth will not look very different (although, of course, cities such as Venice will be covered by water quite quickly), but then, when approaching Asia, the scale of the disaster becomes obvious: such huge cities as Calcutta and Shanghai (with a combined population of almost 19 million people) are depicted as having disappeared under water.

Consequences of ice melting:

  • If the level rises by 10 meters, 630 million people will lose their homes - that's about 10% of the Earth's population;
  • A 25-meter rise will leave already 20% (1,4 billion people) homeless;
  • If all the existing ice melts, the ocean level will rise by 70 meters, and the appearance of the planet will change irreversibly;
  • In addition, many dangerous substances will be released, which are now, as it were, "preserved" in the permafrost. Such substances include unknown viruses, nuclear waste and other toxic compounds.
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