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How Would US Cities Look if Sea Levels Rise? See for Yourself

How Would US Cities Look if Sea Levels Rise? See for Yourself
The Surging Seas: Extreme Scenario 2100 interactive map shows how Miami would look with an eight-foot sea level rise. (Google Earth)

By    |   Monday, 05 March 2018 03:13 PM

A research group predicting how U.S. cities would look if sea levels continue to rise has created a plug-in for Google Earth, so you can see the projected disturbing results for yourself.

Climate Central, a research group tracking rising sea levels, put its findings – based on projections released in a report last year – in three dimensions for the plug-in, Business Insider reported.

According to its research, warming caused by carbon emissions could cause sea levels to rise so dramatically that land currently home to 470 to 760 million people could be completely submerged.

Findings published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed an acceleration in sea levels over the last 25 years as the result of climate change, and climate experts believe that if the worst predictions were to come true, coastal cities around the U.S. would be destroyed by flooding and storm surges by 2100, Business Insider noted.

Based on the findings, Climate Control broke down in detail what this would look like and then illustrated the worst-case effects of rising sea levels via a new map layer in Google Earth.

The Surging Seas: Extreme Scenario 2100 plug-in allows users to glimpse the devastating effects via 3D imagery of major U.S. cities.

Downloading and installing the software is relatively simple and once the plug-in is up and running, it overlays with Google Earth’s 3-D renderings of cities to show exactly which areas would be affected by the rising sea levels, tech and design website Dezeen reported.

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A research group predicting how U.S. cities would look if sea levels continue to rise has created a plug-in for Google Earth, so you can see the projected disturbing results for yourself.
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