How the US coast will look under 25 feet of Water

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.

How the US coast will look under 25 feet of Water (5)

San Francisco sea level rise at 5 feet, 12 feet, and 25 feet

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



How the US coast will look under 25 feet of Water (3)

San Diego

How the US coast will look under 25 feet of Water (4)

Venice Beach

How the US coast will look under 25 feet of Water (1)

Venice Beach

via Popular Science

source Nickolay Lamm