If global warming were to actually fulfill the dire prophecies, the ice caps would melt. If those melted, how much would it raise the water level of the earth? Well, the Arctic ice cap wouldn’t change anything, to speak of, since most of that is floating on the water anyway, and like an ice cube in a glass, the water level doesn’t change much if it melts. One source I checked estimated the rise to be about 220 feet if the Antarctic cap and Greenland melted. Now I’m wondering… how much of our current dry land would that put underwater? Most of the major ports, obviously, but how much overall? I wish I could find out how much. Would there be just mountains and good-sized hills sticking out or are there lots of large land masses higher than that? Just looking at this map , it looks as if it will surely be a pretty healthy chunk of the land, but it’s not detailed enough to tell exactly.
This is a random thought, but it just made me think of a world-wide flood that I read about somewhere, that some people say is impossible. But if you flattened out all the land that’s been raised by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes over the past few thousand years, I wonder if there wouldn’t be enough water in those ice caps to flood the whole world.
It won’t happen, I’m pretty sure, but I just thought it was interesting to think about.