Map shows what earth could look like in 5,000 years

  • 2013-11-12
  • From wire reports, RIGA

An amazing map has shown what the worlds coastlines may look like in 5,000 years if all the ice melted.

London, England would be a memory. The beautiful Venice in Italy will have been retaken by the Adriatic Sea. A huge portion of Russia will be submerged in water whilst Denmark and Netherlands would no longer exist.

The amazing interactive map from National Geographic shows the devastating impact of global warming on the worlds coastlines if sea levels rise 216 feet..

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.

Check the amazing map here.