2013/11/09

National Geographic Map of Sea Level Rise

National Geographic http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map 

National Geographic Map of Sea Level Rise

'The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58 degrees F.

The Nat Geo Map referenced in the NZ Herald also:

Polar-melt map shows disaster for coastal NZ

5:30 AM Saturday Nov 9, 2013

'Much of northern New Zealand, including Auckland, and parts of the South Island would be almost wiped out by rising sea levels if all the world's ice melted, according to new mapping by National Geographic magazine.
New Zealand would be among many countries to lose vast amounts of their landscape if the polar ice caps melted, the nature publication said.'
'Niwa chief climate scientist Dr David Wratt ... ...said the IPCC report indicated global warming above a threshold of a few degrees could lead to the near-complete loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet over a millenium or more, causing a global sea level rise over that 1000-year period of about 7m.'

Current CO2? 
http://co2now.org/

Yes indeed. We are still on track for very 'interesting times'.





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