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If all ice melted, how high would sea level be?

Question

If all the ice in the world melted, how much higher would the sea level be?
Rob, High Wycombe

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Peter, Dulwich
Qualification: I worked it out myself long time ago
Answer: You must only consider the ice on Greenland and Antarctica, as the rest is simply floating on the water and won’t make a difference. Work out the area of Greenland and Antarctica with an assumption that the ice is 6000ft deep – and the answer to the question is 240ft higher and would cover most of the world’s capitals.

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