News Environment What Would Earth Look Like if All the Ice Melted? By Ben Bolton Ben Bolton Writer University of Georgia Ben Bolton has covered athletics for several universities. He has since embarked on a career as a digital editor, creating media campaigns for major brands. Learn about our editorial process Updated April 26, 2019 This story is part of Treehugger's news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive We've learned over the past few years that global sea levels are rising at a rapid pace as global warming melts Earth's ice. The consequence of this much ice melting so quickly is demonstrated in the video above from Business Insider. The eye-opening animation shows major cities all over the globe disappearing into the ocean. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and NASA warned a couple of years ago that many impacts of climate change are already irreversible and that sea levels will rise at least 90 centimeters in the coming decades. The video shows coastal U.S. cities like New York, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco and many more all covered in water. Many more international cities would face the same fate. It's a terrifying look at what the future could hold, but hopefully projections like this one can lead to a unified effort across the globe to combat it. If not, there's going to be a lot of moving going on.