# video | What will the Earth look like when all the ice melts?

Satellite data have long proved that meltingGlaciers markedly raise the level of the world ocean Recently it became known that from 1961 to 2016 the planet lost 9 trillion tons of ice, and the water level in it rises every year by one millimeter. If this trend continues, in the future some of the inhabited islands and even coastal cities with a million inhabitants may remain under water. Back in 2015, the Business Insider team published a rather frightening video showing how the continents will look after melting all the ice.

First of all, oddly enough, small ones will disappear.islands and cities built on them, such as Venice. These changes on the map can not be noticed, but if you look at Asian countries, the picture becomes more frightening. Thus, the Indian city of Calcutta and Chinese Shanghai with a total population of 19 million people in the future may remain in the depths of the ocean. The United States of America will also become much smaller - at least you can say goodbye to Florida.

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The worst thing is that this is far from fantastic. Back in 2013, researchers from National Geographic reported that it would take less than 5,000 years to kindle all the ice on the planet. The average temperature of the planet is constantly rising, so this period may decrease over time.

At the same time, an increased risk of flooding can benot the only problem waiting for humanity in the future. The increasing temperature in itself is a threat to people, animals and plants, so it is important for scientists to find a way to avoid global warming. In March 2019, the first in the history of the extinction of a mammal due to global warming was recorded.

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