A lot of studies have confirmed that the Earth is losing more ground because of all the ice that is melting year by year. But what would our planet look like if all the ice melted? The consequences would without a doubt be disastrous.
The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) has published some worrying information and data that shows the surface of ice in the oceans has never been so low. According to their measurements, the surface area could actually have reduced to 14.54 million square kilometres in February, which is a figure that is well below the average recorded between 1981 and 2010 which was estimated at 15.64 million km2.
So far, the previous minimum was in 2011, when the surface area was 14.67 million km2. More worrying still, the maximum could have been 15 days earlier than the average estimated between March 1981 and 12th March 2010. The NSICD explains that these changes in particular are due to higher temperatures in the arctic areas.
‘This could be a warning sign,’ said WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) when these results were announced, putting the blame on climate change ‘that won’t stop with the Arctic circle.’ We all know specialists have already confirmed that global warming could have disastrous effects for the planet, what would happen if all the world’s ice was to melt?
The video above aims to give a little insight on this matter and reveals the Earth as it would be without any ice visible on the surface, which in turn would cause water levels throughout the world to rise. We can also see that we would need to review our maps and our geography, because cities such as Miami or Calcutta would actually end up in the middle of the ocean…