Terrifying Interactive Map Shows Receding City Coastline With Unchecked Carbon Emissions

A new interactive map from Climate Central show a side by side comparison of what our City will look like with unchecked carbon emissions, and a severe reduction and extreme carbon cuts. Both maps show a rising sea level, with one obviously worse than the other.

[The maps] do not show what sea levels will be in this century […] What they do show are scientific projections, taken from this paper, of the different post-2100 sea levels that could lock in this century, depending upon the carbon pathway we select. The areas colored blue are the areas below those levels -- areas which will eventually be permanently underwater. These maps pose this question: which legacy will we choose?

Check out the larger interactive map to see how your neighborhood will fare in the coming centuries.

via Gothamist

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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