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This is what Earth would look like if all land ice melted
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This is what Earth would look like if all land ice melted

Safe to say it's not good

A video showing what our planet would look like if all the land ice melted has been doing the rounds online, and spoiler alert: it's not pretty.

Our planet is continuing to get hotter because of climate change, and a huge amount of ice found in the likes of Antartica and Greenland is slowly melting.

In fact, according to NASA data, Antarctica is losing ice at an average rate of about 150 billion tons per year, while Greenland is losing about 270 billion tons.

But have you ever wondered what Earth would look like if all land ice melted?

Well, quite frankly it would be nothing short of disastrous - and that is putting it lightly.

A video released by Business Insider Science some nine years ago now revealed exactly what our coastlines would look like if all land ice melted. Watch it below:

The likes of European cities Brussels and Venice would basically be underwater, while the African and Middle Eastern locations of Dakar, Accra and Jeddah would be completely gone.

So, unless the millions of people who lived in those locations uprooted, then huge personal catastrophes would occur too.

Meanwhile, residents in cities like Mumbai, Beijing and Tokyo would have to uproot to somewhere further inland.

And as for the other side of the planet, we'd be losing the historic South American cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

Rio de Janeiro would completely disappear.
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When it comes to the US, we'd see Houston, San Francisco, and New York slowly sink into the sea, while the entire state of Florida would vanish.

Last year, the climate crisis was propelled into further chaos after the era of 'global boiling' began.

Amid a very hot summer, the United Nations stated the era of global warming was over and that we had now moved into 'global boiling'.

“Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just the beginning,” UN Secretary General António Guterres explained in a press conference.

“It is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C [above pre-industrial levels], and avoid the very worst of climate change.

"But only with dramatic, immediate climate action.”

Climate change continues to be the hot topic of conversation.
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Guterres added: "Humanity is in the hot seat. For vast parts of North America, Asia, Africa and Europe, it is a cruel summer. For the entire planet, it is a disaster. And for scientists, it is unequivocal – humans are to blame.

"All this is entirely consistent with predictions and repeated warnings.

"The only surprise is the speed of the change. Climate change is here, it is terrifying, and it is just the beginning. The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.”

Topics: Climate Change, Science