Suddenly, I’m in favor of Global Warming

According to this great visualization, a 14 meter rise in sea level would result in my house becoming beachfrount property. Sweet!

More seriously – the interesting thing to note about this is that if the ice caps do melt, we’re not looking at a “Waterworld” scenario. It’s primarily the coastlines that will get flooded (Think New Orleans, except everywhere). Here’s the hitch though: anyone want to take a guess at how much of the world’s population lives in the would-be-affected areas? Take a look at what happens to almost all the world’s major cities after a rise of only a few meters. Think mankind can handle the destruction of all our centers of civilization and the displacement of six billion people?

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