Ever imagined the Philippines submerging in the ocean waters?
While the thought of it is nothing short of a disaster flick, a probable future of the country sinking underwater was shown in an animated video by National Geographic, “If All the Ice Melted.”
The video shows that the upper part of the Philippines can be affected with the rise of sea levels due to the rapid melting of ice in the Earth’s northern hemisphere.
Huge parts of Luzon, including Manila might be covered of the rising sea level. This includes the Provinces and cities such as Aparri, Isabela, Pampanga, Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan, Naga, Iloilo, Roxas, Cagayan and many more urban and rural may be erased on the map as well.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration (NASA), over 90cm of Global sea level will rise and this will probably replace in the hundreds of millions of people in the coming generations.
NASA Earth Science Director, Mr. Micahel Freilich pointed out that the trend of the global sea level has already disrupted millions of people who will be possibly affected of this Climate change.
In accordance to this climate phenomenon, NASA plans to launch new satellites to provide sharper measurement to strictly monitor the rise of sea levels. These are the Operation Ice Bridge and OMG (Oceans Marketing Greenland), which will be used to monitor the critical ice sheets.
The melting ice is estimated to take place by the year 2100.