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If All The Ice Melted

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#4 - yiffcario (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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.
#20 - adu (11/12/2013) [+] (7 replies)
I think I speak for much of America when I say: do we really need Florida?
User avatar #32 - arkadia (11/12/2013) [+] (4 replies)
we don't really need Florida anyways..
User avatar #39 - JENNAY (11/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Chicago's safe!

#6 - gameofpwned (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Part of me thinks it would actually be kind of cool if all the ice melted and flooded different parts of the world, because then it would be like a whole new fantasy world to explore, with new locations and such.
#10 to #6 - mcwkennedy (11/11/2013) [-]
You ran back to Durotar after the cataclysm didn't you?
#11 - sgtxrootbeer (11/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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?
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.
User avatar #5 - doomedalive ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
How do you even west on the south pole....
User avatar #58 - buggz (11/12/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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User avatar #43 - priestoftheoldones (11/12/2013) [-]
Now Portland is only an hour away from the beach! BEACH DAYS!
User avatar #2 - brucekillah (11/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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 ******
#1 - zourch (11/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
thought we would would all start scavenging for islands and sell paper
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 ONLINE (11/12/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I'm from the Central Valley
I'm from the Central Valley
User avatar #50 - dammitall (11/12/2013) [-]
well...i'm screwed- south florida
User avatar #47 - rethought (11/12/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Let's imagine an ice cube is floating in water. Now imagine it melts because we hate that ice cube. The water doesn't perceptively rise.
The reason the water levels are rising is because of thermal expansion. Please, everyone just science.
User avatar #44 - cactuspantsftw (11/12/2013) [-]
we would sink
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User avatar #19 - hornyapple (11/12/2013) [-]
Guys, no wait, guys, what if we just drink all the excess water?
Global warming solved.
User avatar #15 - kiberz (11/12/2013) [-]
Dammit. Philly almost made it.
And it looks like all of Delaware is screwed so there goes the rest of the family. :/
User avatar #7 - hoban ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Nice to know Ireland would be ok
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