Alarming new research found that the West Antarctic ice sheet is now in a state of irreversible collapse and could raise sea levels by as much as 4 feet by the end of the century.
As global sea level rises, coastal cities and islands face a growing risk of being washed away.
To give us a glimpse of the future, artist Nickolay Lamm from self-storage search engine StorageFront.com produced images showing what major landmarks along America’s East Coast would like in the next several hundred years under 5, 12, and 25 feet of seawater.
Lamm used sea level rise maps from Climate Central to create a formula to calculate how much water there would be on the ground in a specific location.
Here's a map of New York City today. The white triangle is where the 'camera' is positioned in the illustrations -- toward Lower Manhattan. In the next slide, you'll see what this camera is looking at in real life.
Here's that same map of New York City in about 100 years if sea level rises by 5 feet, represented by the blue shading.
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