What the Philippines Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted

Explore what the Philippines’ new coastlines would look like if we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely and global warming melted all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet (65.8 meters).

Infographic by National Graphic

For more details, read the article by National Geographic.

The following maps are generated by creating a water layer at 216 feet above the ground.

Metro Manila

Here’s Metro Manila if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Metro Manila if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Cebu City

Here’s Cebu City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Cebu City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Cebu City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Davao City

Here’s Davao City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Davao City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Davao City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Cagayan de Oro City

Here’s Cagayan de Oro City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Cagayan de Oro City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Butuan City

Here’s Butuan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Butuan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Butuan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Dagupan City

Here’s Dagupan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Dagupan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Dagupan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Iligan City

Here’s Iligan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Iligan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Iligan City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Naga City

Here’s Naga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Naga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Naga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Olongapo City

Here’s Olongapo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Olongapo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Olongapo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Tacloban City

Here’s Tacloban City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Tacloban City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Tacloban City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Zamboanga City

Here’s Zamboanga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Zamboanga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Zamboanga City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Iloilo City

Here’s Iloilo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Iloilo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Iloilo City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Bacolod City

Here’s Bacolod City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Bacolod City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Bacolod City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

General Santos City

Here’s General Santos City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s General Santos City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s General Santos City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Ormoc City

Here’s Ormoc City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Ormoc City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Ormoc City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

San Fernando, Pampanga

Here’s San Fernando, Pampanga if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s San Fernando, Pampanga if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s San Fernando, Pampanga if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Gingoog City

Here’s Gingoog City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Gingoog City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Gingoog City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Legazpi City

Here’s Legazpi City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Legazpi City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Legazpi City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Ozamiz City

Here’s Ozamiz City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Ozamiz City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Ozamiz City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.

Tagbilaran City

Here’s Tagbilaran City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Tagbilaran City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.
Here’s Tagbilaran City if all the ice melted raising sea level by 216 feet.


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