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Rising sea levels swallowing coastal cities; shocking images by Climate Central

Video by Climate Central

The rising sea levels will soon swallow the coastal cities if the current rate of global warming continues unabated.

New visualizations by climate central show shocking images of various landmarks around the world at the present day, contrasted with the flooding that would occur if global warming continues.

It is estimated that ten percent of the land where the world’s population currently lives could be underwater by the year 2100.

This will occur if the Earth exceeds the 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit warming threshold.

The populated land would be lost to rising sea levels resulting from even a modest amount of global warming.

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The visualizations have been released ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, UK.

“The decisions that we make at Glasgow and the actions that we take this decade will ramify for hundreds and thousands of years,” Benjamin Strauss, CEO and chief scientist at Climate Central said. 

“This group is going to be remembered for what they chose: did you choose a thriving future with a livable climate or did you choose to drown the coastal places of the world?”

 “we’ve seen about a foot of sea-level rise over the last century.”

“Over the next century, we could experience anywhere between ten and 30 feet,” he added.

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