What Would The Earth Look Like If All The Ice Melted?

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The subject of climate change is a hotly contested one (excuse the pun), and despite irrefutable evidence that our ice caps are melting and our sea levels are rising faster every year, many still aren’t convinced that human pollution is directly affecting our atmosphere.

If all ice on the planet were to melt completely, sea levels will rise by 216 feet; submerging some major cities and reshaping whole continents dramatically.

So what would the earth actually look like if that happened? Would your city survive? According to an article published at National Geographic official website, this will be the Earth’s geography after all the polar ice melted. We can check the interactive map by clicking here or click on the images to enlarge them.

AFRICA

4Lets get started with Africa. Why? Well, it’s the New World’s Continent (now know as ‘Kafria’) where most of the action happens in MYRA-HATI book series. The continent would be less affected compared to others. The problem is that no matter how much the land will stay intact there, the planet’s temperature would make them uninhabitable.

That’s the MAP OF KAFRIA, the main Continent at MYRA-HATI’s New World:NEW WORLD MAP

So, is my book wrong? Well, I can’t say that at this moment because it would be a spoiler. But it’s a fiction, right? So who cares? I think there will be a lot of well informed readers that care about those kind of details. I would be one of those people if I was my reader. In fact I am. I think all author is his/her first reader and critic.

But about that particular detail I assure that the book is alright and there will be a convincing explanation for that at its sequel.

Lots of things that weren’t very well explained at First Book will be revealed at book 2 and I guarantee that all my readers will be very surprised and amused. Wait and see when it’s ready!.

ASIA

AsiaThe overcrowding of China and Bangladesh would be flooded. The same would occur in much of India, while Cambodia would become a kind of island. As you can see, part of Japan also will be completely flooded like its capital Tokyo. That is one of the keys to link our world with the MYRA-HATI‘s New World.

NORTH AMERICA

2All along the Atlantic coast would fade over Florida. California and San Francisco would become small islands surrounded by plenty of water. New York City would disappear, which is so important for my book’s explanations as the vanished Tokyo .

SOUTH AMERICA

3The basin of the Amazon River would join with the Paraguay River. This new river would eventually eliminating regions such as Buenos Aires, the Uruguayan coast and most of Paraguay.

EUROPA

5London, the Netherlands and much of Denmark would be only good memories. The waters of the Mediterranean, which would be constantly expanding, will swallow both the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

OCEANIA

7The continent would gain another internal sea. However its habitable area, where 80% of the population lives, would be all taken by the water.

ANTARCTICA

8The Eastern Antarctica contains the largest amount of ice in the world – 80% for you to have an idea. And even this immense amount may prove to melt a day.

The West Antarctic often looks smaller at much of heating seasons. Since 1992, the average liquid loss is 65 million tons of ice per year. Enough, do not you think?

All this will not happen tomorrow or a year from now. Some scientists say that the ice melting could occur in 5000 years. The fact is that if we continue polluting our planet, let’s let it warm, ice-free and probably uninhabitable.

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Fabio Evagelista is a Brazilian writer.

Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.

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