Earth With All the Ice Melted

Peace is that glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.

— Thomas Jefferson

Last night, one of my sons and I discussed using R to process geographic data. Related to this topic, we also discussed how to visualize the impact of global sea level rise on certain countries. This topic came up because we had seen a report on television that Venice is experiencing more acqua alta – high water – events.

While digging around the Internet, I found the following video that does a good job showing what would happen to the continental outlines if all the ice on Earth melted, which would raise sea level by ~70 meters.

National Geographic also has a good article on the same topic.

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