Water World

Here’s what 25 feet of sea-level rise would do to some of America’s coastal attractions.

July 14, 2015

Washington Monument

A paper published in Science last week found that even if we keep global temperature change below the two-degree Celsius target, sea levels could still rise by at least 20 feet. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is. And these before and after images of American landmarks plus 25 feet of water, created by visual artist Nickolay Lamm with data developed by Climate Central, say it all.

Back Bay Boston

Harvard

San Francisco's Crissy Field


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