Study: Antarctic meltdown would sink D.C.

Six meters of sea level rise would eventually inundate the nation’s capital, because even though it doesn’t have an extensive coastline, it was originally a low-lying, swampy area connected to the Chesapeake Bay.

It would also put virtually all of south Florida and southern Louisiana underwater. The West Coast of North America, Europe and coastal areas around the Indian Ocean would all be inundated more than previously expected.