Antarctica: It’s Getting Hot at the Bottom of the Planet | TIME.com
The Arctic is transforming before our eyes, but it’s changes in Antarctica that could make Waterworld into a documentary.Waterworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...all the warming the world has experienced since the Industrial Revolution has cause sea levels to rise by a few inches. That’s scary, world-changing stuff.
Fortunately, even though West Antarctica now seems to be one of the fast warming spots on the planet, it’s still very, very, very cold, so the melting that’s happening today remains minimal.
The setting of the film is the distant future. Although no exact date was given in the film itself, it has been suggested that it takes place in 2500. The polar ice caps have completely melted, and the sea level has risen many hundreds of meters, covering nearly all the land.