With carbon emissions skyrocketing, oceans around the globe are getting hotter and Antarctica’s massive glaciers are retreating and breaking off. Because Antarctica holds 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of its freshwater, if just a small fraction of the ice sheet in Antarctica melts, the resulting sea level rise will completely re-map the world as we know it – and it’s already begun.
In the video above, VICE emphasizes that the threat by human-caused climate change is very real and that the oceans are indeed rising as fast as possible. In places like Bangladesh people are already displaced, having to move into already overcrowded cities because their houses are under water. Unfortunately, scientists say there’s nothing we can do to stop it – but if we act quickly, we can begin to slow the process long-term.