What the world would look like if all the ice melted - KMSP-TV

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

The world is about ¾ water, and that is a lot of water, but imagined what would happen if we added more water. The water we would add is already here but locked up, in the form of ice. Imagine if you would if all that ice melted and all that water filled the oceans. Thanks to the folks at National Geographic, we can now see what that scenario would look like.

Not only would the continents take on a whole new shape, but the temperature of the Earth would change for as well. The water logged world would see its mean temperature rise from 58° to 80°. Who knows what kind of crazy spin that would give to the environment?

Of course this is totally a "What if" scenario. In fact scientists say that if would take 5,000 years for all the water in the world to melt, with perfect melting conditions. Below are a few illustrations of just how the world would look is all the ice melted.


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