The potential sea level rise expected in the next few centuries by Nickolay Lamm. He put together a collection of illustrations of what some of the East and West Coast’s destinations would look like under 25 feet of water. San Diego sea level rise at 5 feet, 12 feet, and 25 feet.
Images © Nickolay Lamm
Nickolay Lamm used sea level rise data and maps from Climate Central.
Then Popular Science converted the images from Lamm, into GIFs.
Sea level rise that makes cities uninhabitable is not going to happen in our lifetime, but, it is going to happen sooner or later unless we cut carbon emissions. Our first sea level rise project covered only East Coast cities. I felt it would be fitting to bring attention to sea level rise on the West Coast as well.
Here’s how the sea level is likely to change through time:
-0 feet: Today’s sea level
-5 feet: 100 to 300 years
-12 feet: Potential level in 2300
-25 feet: Potential level in coming centuries
via Popular Science
source Nickolay Lamm