If All The Ice Melted. Source: ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb2013110
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#4 - yiffcario (11/11/2013) [-]
Guys, no wait, guys, what if we just drink all the excess water?   
Global warming solved.
Guys, no wait, guys, what if we just drink all the excess water?
Global warming solved.
#34 to #4 - jopemon (11/12/2013) [-]
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User avatar #32 - arkadia (11/12/2013) [-]
we don't really need Florida anyways..
User avatar #56 to #32 - muffintime (11/12/2013) [-]
They're all pretty much dead their anyways....
User avatar #69 to #56 - arkadia (11/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #70 to #69 - muffintime (11/13/2013) [-]
sorry English is my second language
User avatar #71 to #70 - arkadia (11/13/2013) [-]
Mine too lol.
User avatar #39 - JENNAY (11/12/2013) [-]
Chicago's safe!

User avatar #46 to #39 - PedosxScaryxUncle (11/12/2013) [-]
So is Green Bay, but the Lakes might rise due to the oceans rising since they are connected. Both cities would have some major damage i believe
#20 - adu (11/12/2013) [-]
I think I speak for much of America when I say: do we really need Florida?
#35 to #20 - Rascal (11/12/2013) [-]
But if Charleston goes, the skitters win
User avatar #41 to #20 - OsamaBinLadenz (11/12/2013) [-]
Old people, beach bums, tan douches, hot women, awesome beaches, and cubans.
#49 to #20 - greenwithenvy (11/12/2013) [-]
Florida has been pretty bad in the news recently, but overall it's a big part of America, apart from California it gets the most tourism from outside of the country, and there are much worse areas (*cough* cleveland/chicago *cough*) we could do without.
#23 to #20 - shitposting (11/12/2013) [-]
half naked women nice cars and deadly water hell yea we need it
User avatar #26 to #23 - adu (11/12/2013) [-]
Old people, beach bums and crime rates. Sure there are skimpy women, but there's plenty more coasts than Florida.
#36 to #26 - shitposting (11/12/2013) [-]
well here in america we love those things
#24 to #20 - Anonymuse (11/12/2013) [-]
you speak for no one faggot
User avatar #5 - doomedalive (11/11/2013) [-]
How do you even west on the south pole....
User avatar #43 - priestoftheoldones ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
Now Portland is only an hour away from the beach! BEACH DAYS!
User avatar #2 - brucekillah (11/11/2013) [-]
Not as bad as I originally thought. And it isnt like this would all happen in a week anyway. People would know to move more inland. Except for England, they would be ******
#13 to #2 - Rascal (11/12/2013) [-]
Not so bad? I live in Denmark, its pratically gone
#14 to #13 - brucekillah (11/12/2013) [-]
**brucekillah rolled a random image posted in comment #6511181 at Safe For Work Random Board **
"Not as bad as I originally thought." I expected some **** like Waterworld. Purposefully misconstruing and **** , tsk tsk
#17 to #2 - Rascal (11/12/2013) [-]
yeah, but that's without considering everything that'd result from raised water levels, and the temperatures that'd cause them. Hurricanes everywhere
User avatar #18 to #17 - brucekillah (11/12/2013) [-]
Still better than Waterworld
#1 - zourch ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
thought we would would all start scavenging for islands and sell paper
#9 to #1 - Rascal (11/11/2013) [-]
The Cable Guy - Waterworld
#11 - sgtxrootbeer ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
But wait, Isn't the density of ice lower than that of water? That is why ice floats. If so, than the oceans would actually recede, wouldn't they?
#12 to #11 - Rascal (11/12/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #58 at read ** I'm just gonna assume you are trolling because there's no way anybody can be that stupid.
#16 to #11 - Rascal (11/12/2013) [-]
In case you aren't trolling, since the ice is floating on top of the water (you know, what you just said), it isn't adding much volume to it. once it melts, then its just regular water, and more is added, increasing the ocean's volume, raising water levels.
Your assumption is that the current water level is caused by water+ice, while in actuality its really just water
#48 to #16 - sgtxrootbeer ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
So let me get this straight, you thing that the extra ice that's above the water will make a difference?

Lets say that the air/water ratio is 1/9 and that the ice above/below water ratio is 1/9.
in that scenario, there would be no change for the sea level. However, although I do not know the exact ratios, I do know that They are the same, because if the air/water ratio is bigger then the above/below ratio, then the iceberg would sink to adjust it.
User avatar #22 to #11 - lean (11/12/2013) [-]
If you fill a cup with ice, then add water up to the brim, what happens when the ice melts?
You are absolutely correct, if in-eloquent. In fact, water expands when it freezes, and for something to float it has to displace the same mass; when floating ice melts it actually slightly lowers the overall water level.

The problem is that Antarctica is covered by roughly 7,000 feet of ice, and is a landmass (Greenland too). If that melted it would run into the ocean, causing catastrophic rises in oceanic water levels.
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User avatar #25 - numbersixtyseven **User deleted account** (11/12/2013) [-]
Fun fact; half of the Netherlands is already below sealevel. If the sea continues to rise, we'd get a lot of business due to countries wanting our expertise.

So, China, America; you burn that goddamn oil.
User avatar #3 - xxmemesxx (11/11/2013) [-]
I melted your moms ice caps if you know what i mean
#68 - pokeluigi (11/12/2013) [-]
This is no way near as bad as I expected
#63 - theguywhoaskswhy (11/12/2013) [-]
Home town right on the ocean.
Not underwater.
#62 - zoef (11/12/2013) [-]
"the netherlands will have surrendered to the sea"

bitch, please
#61 - schaufelradbagger (11/12/2013) [-]
Oh Nein! Not Schleswig-Holstein.
User avatar #60 - demigodofmadness (11/12/2013) [-]
I live in Indiana. Nothing to worry about then, time to start driving a Hummer and do other things that are bad for the environment. I don't have much, I guess I'd just start driving a Hummer.
User avatar #52 - strangemoo (11/12/2013) [-]
Well, looks like my risk of Hurricanes might get worse. Considering I'm over by Dallas.
#51 - mkchillin (11/12/2013) [-]
I'm from the Central Valley
I'm from the Central Valley
#53 to #51 - kupotastic (11/12/2013) [-]
Same here.
Same here.
User avatar #54 to #53 - mkchillin (11/12/2013) [-]
The state would be ****** without our agriculture if we drowned
User avatar #55 to #54 - kupotastic (11/12/2013) [-]
Cali master state.
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