We use Amazon Associate links to help support the site and the work we do.

What If All the Ice Was Gone?

Two hundred sixty feet of sea level rise. The number is breathtaking, and yet matter-of-fact: It simply describes how much oceans would rise if all of the planet’s great ice sheets — all of Greenland, all of Antarctica — were to melt entirely and fall into the oceans.

Nobody thinks this will happen in our lifetimes. However, if we let global warming rip, and move into a hothouse world with enough heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases, it could someday. After all, the planet has been there before — in the late Cretaceous period, some 80 million years ago, sea levels were 50 to 70 meters higher, and rising.

In the meantime, we can imagine. Hence I give you this artistic rendering of what could happen to Los Angeles, from Seattlite and landscape architect Jeffrey Linn, who runs the website Spatialities.com:


By Chris Mooney – Full Story at The Washington Post


Join Our Newsletter List, Get 4 Free Books

To view our privacy and other policies, Click Here
Please consider also subscribing to the newsletters of the authors who are providing these free eBooks to you. We are only able to offer them through the generosity of these QSF authors. You can always unsubscribe at a later date if you don't find anything of interest to you.
Once you submit this form, check your inbox to confirm this addition if you joined our newsletter list.

1 thought on “What If All the Ice Was Gone?”

Leave a Comment