What if the Poles Completely Melted?
This scenario is awful that many people are afraid to think about it. But we cannot afford to ignore reality. We simply need to react now, in order to prevent it.
One of the great benefits of the changes to reduce Global Warming is a byproduct of more efficient industry and products, more re-use and recycling, and thus a conservation of resources. Because we are running out of certain natural resources - and this too is something we can address, if we all work together.
No one knows if the Global Warming process will spiral out of control, or continue simmering at a slow pace. There are some models that predict Global Warming will accelerate when Siberia melts, due to extensive release of methane. Methane is a potent factor in Global Warming, and both Siberia and the Arctic regions have considerable amounts of Methane that will be release with widespread melting. Some melting has already started in all of these areas.
A map has been created to show what the world would look like if sea levels rose by 250 feet - and the effects would be catastrophic. Here is the map - click on it to find out more about Halcyon Maps (and order prints):
National Geographic has had a number of good articles on the risks of Global Warming, the resulting threat to biodiversity, and how Climate Change will affect our world. Click Here to read their story on what will happen if the poles melt.