What will happen if mount everest melts
According to the BBC sherpas say that the melt, presumably as a result of global warming, has exposed bare rock faces. This makes climbing with traditional gear like crampons and ice axes hazardous.
Studies show temperatures rising faster at Mount Everest, the highest point on earth, with a summit 29,035 ft (8,850 m) above sea level, than in the rest of South Asia.
Sherpas are concerned that future expeditions to the summit might be threatened if the snow and ice continue to melt at the same rate.
As the season to summit Mount Everest comes to an end, sherpas returning to Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, say they have observed an increase in the rate that snow and ice is melting on the mountain.
They say that conditions are becoming more treacherous because climbers now have to negotiate exposed rock faces and avoid being hit by falling boulders that ...more
Such a scenario is fatal, and may cause 100% casualties all over the world, probably exception of places like Antarctica, where nobody stays anyway.
The temperature change is not an overnight event. But, if this may make Antarctica (and similar places) as the most livable place in the whole world, some population would already be living there.
The scenario is very difficult to imagine, so cannot be answered so fast.
But these are some top of the mind things that I thought of writing down.