‘Zombie ice’ could raise sea level 10 inches, threaten infrastructure
A new report details the extent of what could be a major threat to infrastructure in the u-s and around the world.
That threat — known as zombie ice.
It’s ice that is deemed dead…Meaning snow is no longer reaching the ice to keep it frozen…But rather slowly melting away.
In greenland…There’s potentially 120 trillion ice sheets and glaciers in that zombie state.
Environmentalists say within this century… That ice will have melted…. And the sea level around the world will potentially be 10 inches higher.
Last year…The zombie ice was projected to have minimal impact on the sea level.
As little as two inches.
Now…Some say the sea level could grow between 10 and 30 inches by year 21 hundred.
The northeastern u-s coast is relatively close to greenland.
If the sea level grew by 10 inches… Some scientists say it would call for a restructuring of society.
Higher risk of high tide flooding and storm surges means all sorts of infrastructure — and lives — would be at further risk.