Sea level rise is one of the biggest threats with the global climate warming, though there is no 100% certainty is the climate getting warmer or not as scientist clearly have different views on it.
There is now a new visualization tool called “World Under Water” showing sea level rise basically anywhere in the world from your home town to Las Vegas.
The tool has no scientific accuracy and is purely a visualization tool as the town next to the sea is flooded the same way as a mountain village in India. But it sure has a good psychological point and should get people thinking what if…
The tool uses Google StreetView and adds several feet of sea level rise to every possible location you search for.
Click here to play around with the tool and see your home town flooded.
“The idea isn’t just about creating a shocking effect, but rather to give people an opportunity to become part of the solution to climate change by calculating and offsetting their carbon footprint using CarbonStory’s website,” said Olof Lundström, cofounder of CarbonStory.
The global average sea level rise was about 0.13 inches per year between 1993 and 2010 according to IPCC ( U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and it is projected that global sea levels would rise by between 10.2 to 32 inches by the end of the century due to melting land-based glaciers and ice sheets.
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