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Under the sea: How shrinking ice will change Hong Kong's shorelines

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 December, 2013, 12:55pm
UPDATED : Friday, 27 December, 2013, 3:50pm


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The earth contains almost 21 million cubic kilometres of ice, or about 2 per cent of the planet´s water. As the earth warms, the ice is shrinking. Scientists have warned the Arctic could be free of ice by 2040. If all of the world´s ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 65 metres, radically altering shorelines. This is how Hong Kong looks under that scenario.