Animation: North and South Poles melting away

11 Mar

Melting poles

Adrian Meyer and Karl Rege of Zurich University of Applied Sciences visualize the melting poles, starting 21,000 years ago and advancing 1,000 years into the future.

End summer sea ice is shown. The yellow line shows the actual shoreline. The future projection is based on the assumption of complete cessation of carbon dioxide emissions in 2100 (IPCC A2). Because world population is rather uncertain we froze to its current value.

Check out the video below. Adding some speed could've made it more dramatic, but wow.

[Blue Marble 3000 | Thanks, Geoffrey]