Global warming sooner or later will lead to the fact that Antarctica will melt completely. In this issue we will talk about what this will lead to.
Surprisingly, water on Earth is only a little more than 3% suitable for life, and most of it is frozen, and the rest of the liquid is salty. But even this small amount of water on a global scale can bring global changes and cataclysms for all of humanity. That is why not so long ago a study was published about the speed with which the Antarctic ice melts and when the Flood may occur. 84 scientists worked on this project, including specialists from NASA.
Observations of the melting of glaciers began in 1992, and since then the sea level has increased by more than 7.5 millimeters, with the majority of this figure being in recent years. Until 2012, Antarctica melted at a speed of 76 billion tons per year, but by 2016 the speed had increased almost three times to 219 billion, which leads to a rise in sea level by more than half a millimeter each year. At the same time, it will be important to note that if Antarctica thaws completely, the level of the World Ocean will rise by almost 60 meters, which will lead to the true “World Flood” and the destruction of not only flora and fauna, but also entire states.
On the map are red marked states that will suffer primarily when the water level rises just 1 meter. As soon as this figure reaches 10 meters, housing will be deprived of almost 10% of the population of our planet, which is more than 630 million people. The rise of 25 meters will increase this figure more than twice to 1.5 billion, well, a figure of 60 meters will forever change the face of the planet. According to scientists, this may happen in the next 5,000 years, but if you take into account the increasing industrial emissions and eruptions of supervolcano from year to year, then Noah’s Ark is better to start building right now.
In conclusion, we would like to say that with the advent of global warming, many parts of land will flood, and some areas of the Earth will become completely unsuitable for life. For example, Africa will be least affected by water, but the air temperature over most of it will not allow people to live on this continent.