If the ice caps got nuked
I'm working on the story for a comic I want to start which is set after world war three in a world somewhat like our own.
One of the things I wanted was to have people living on water which is slowly eroding the remainder of human civilization.
This lead to the idea of, during the war, the ice caps getting nuked, as a way of insuring that any survivors would never be able to recover.
My problem is that after thinking about it, the artificial melting of the ice caps has a myriad of consequences. The two big ones would be massive flooding and the poisoning of the sea (and flood areas) due to mass algae blooming in the much diluted salt water but things like increased cloud cover and huge change in local climates would also play a big part.
I know it may be a lot of thinking for just a starting comic but such things do interest me.
Anyway, what I'd like to know is, what other consequences of the sea rising somewhere between 20 and 60 meters (65 to 200 feet) could you foresee?
How would you personally live in a world after massive flooding and nuclear war?