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Map Reveals What Our Planet Would Look Like If Sea Levels Rose By 260ft








” Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100.

  But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine.

  To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today.

  He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing five million cubic miles of water into the world’s oceans.

  Whilst at first glance it doesn’t seem much different to a map of the world today, a closer looks shows huge unshaded areas swamped by water with today’s existing coastlines depicted in dotted lines.”



   The Daily Mail has more on these beautifully crafted , doomsday scenarios and the original creations can be viewed here in all their magnified detail .














This Is A Must Read Essay

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Bret Stephens has a very good piece in CommentaryThe Coming Global Disorder — that you should read.  It is an excellent example of a genre with increasing popularity: The “Doomsday Scenario.”  This essay has much to recommend it in being clear-eyed, and the way it minimizes hysterical rhetoric in favor of analysis based on indisputable facts.

But it also highlights something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, the essentially unknowable nature of the future, or at least the future we care about.  When something bad happens in someone’s life — the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the end of a marriage, or even something as relatively trivial as an automobile accident — there’s a tendency for concerned onlookers to say something like, “Well, the sun will still rise tomorrow.”  To the person who is suffering at the center of the problem, a…

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