People have already been warned about climate change and the irreversible effects it has brought to our planet. Global warming is already bad but some of us are still not doing even a single thing to contribute to help Earth become better. One of the most serious effects of global warming is flooding, which can get so bad that major cities could vanish from the maps.
In 2013, National Geographic showed what the Earth will look like if all of the giant ice sheets in the North and South poles would melt. You may still see shades of green and brown on the globe but the snow caps have melted, which result to increase in sea levels and floods and ultimately the disappearance of cities. According to the estimation, the sea levels would increase by 216 feet following the melting of ice caps.
For instance in North America, the entire Atlantic seaboard will be wiped out, and so will Florida and the Gulf Coast. South America’s Buenos Aires, coastal Uruguay, and most of Paraguay would no longer have a place on the map. In Africa, not much land will be lost but climate change will also bring high temperatures which means that this continent will be so hot that most of the regions will become uninhabitable.
Europe’s London and Venice will be a memory when all of Earth’s ice caps melt.
Florida will vanish.
Desert lands will dominate Australia.
Buenos Aires, Uruguay and most of Paraguay will be wiped out.
Africa will be much hotter and most of it will become uninhabitable.
There’ll be so much flooding in Asia.
Antarctica will look like this after all the ice have melted.
Business Insider has also came up with a video that lets us explore the new waterworld once the all of the snow of the Earth melts.
Check out the new waterworld video below.
Scientists predict that all of the ice will melt but this doesn’t mean that it will happen next week or even two decades later. It could happen in thousands and thousands of years. You won’t even live that long enough to experience the flooding. However, your descendants and their descendants will still be around to see the lands vanish.
As we continue with burning fossil fuels for energy consumption, which then would emit carbon into the atmosphere, the temperature of this planet will get hotter and hotter. That equates to ice melting. The good news is that more people are becoming aware and taking action to stop global warming.
Dubai Will Offer the Public Self-Flying Taxi Drones by July This Year
And we thought that only the Jetsons can pull it off!
Dubai is set to take transportation to an entirely different level sometime this year. Mr. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the city's Road and Transportation Agency, revealed at the recently concluded World Government Summit that they are planning to introduce self-flying taxis to Dubai's public transportation system in July.
The drones, which are made in China, will consist of four legs and eight propellers, with two propellers attached to each leg. Each drone can accommodate one passenger weighing at up to 100 kilograms or 220 pounds. On a single battery charge, these self-flying taxis can fly within 50 kilometers or 31 miles and reach maximum speeds of about 160 kilometers per hour.
The self-flying taxi is set to become part of Dubai's public transportation system by July this year.
15 Weird Natural Phenomena To Remind You How Awesome Nature Is
Nature just has so many surprises.
Earth is just amazing and it brings us numerous natural surprises that won't fail to keep us in awe. Somewhere outside your door, there are always stunning things happening in nature that you don't get to see every day. Some of these natural phenomena are rare and unbelievable but they do happen indeed.
Apart from the breathtaking and the rare, some of these weird phenomena will make you appreciate just how wonderful our planet is.
#1. Double Rainbow
Smartflower, the Smartest Sunflower Solar Panel that Collects Energy from the Sun
They bloom in the daytime to get as much solar energy as possible!
Solar energy-gathering technology is on the rise which absolutely means good news for our environment! More and more people are embracing this earth-friendly source of energy and innovators are working on creating some of the most efficient means of gathering energy from the sun.
Now let us introduce the Smartflower, which is a smart solar panel that follows the sun throughout the day. As opposed to the static solar panels you may be used to seeing on rooftops or lawns, the Smartflower, much like a sunflower, follows the direction of the sun to ensure that it gathers as much sunlight as it can throughout the day. This means it is capable of producing 40% more energy than regular solar panels.