If All the Ice Melted…What the World Would Look Like 

If All the Ice Melted…What the World Would Look Like 
I came across this Bill Nye video on youtube. Give it a watch.
I also saw this “End of the Arctic” video and wanted to learn more. (You can too. SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/arcticasap )
I went from there to browsing the National Geographic website. (One of my favourite sites to browse. ) There’s a terrific article about “What the World Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted.” It’s a fantastic, and very very scary, read.
Here’s an overview video (the same one that is highlighted in the Bill Nye video earlier.)
The text of the National Geographic article starts : If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. Explore what the world’s new coastlines would look like.

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.

See full article here If Ice Melts

There are also some startling photo evidence of the melting.
Glacier National Park Is Melting Away
Glacier National Park Is Melting Away
Here are some photos of Glacier National Park melting away.  It is shocking to look at the transformation
of Glacier National Park from 1913 to 2012.
And here are some photos of the extreme changes along the Antarctic continent.
Extreme Changes Antarctic
Extreme Changes Antarctic
Are there global warming solutions? Or are we already too far gone?
Bill Nye asks us to petition governments about drilling. petition . And
National Geographic offers this article solutions .

I am lucky to be a Virtuoso advisor, and am affiliated with some of the world’s best minds and partners who take sustainability and tourism very seriously. See Virtuoso

I love working with partners like National Geographic, Lindblad Expeditions, Big Five Tours, and Natural Habitat. Travel partners who are
And, of course, the majority of the world’s nations are committed to the Paris agreement. See Paris . (And very significant segments of US population, states, and corporations disagree with their country’s pullout.)
What are your thoughts?  Share them with me.

Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Vision Travel/ Lush Life