This animation shows what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

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In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth's oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency projected that we're now "locked in" to at least 90 cm of sea level rise in the coming decades. That in itself would be enough to displace millions of people around the world, but if this trend continues and all our polar ice caps and glaciers melt, it's been predicted that the oceans will rise by a mind-blowing 65.8 metres (216 feet). So where will all that water end up? The Business Insider video team has created this...

Animated Map

...to take us on a virtual tour of what all the continents would look like without any ice, and we have to admit it's kind of terrifying. Some of the areas that go under first are probably unsurprising - low-lying islands and already water-logged cities such as Venice are quick to disappear. And at first glance, the planet doesn't really look that much different. Read More: ScienceAlert

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