Shaking Before-And-After Images Show What Major US Cities Could Look Like In The Year 2100

Google Earth/ Climate CentralThe world’s oceans stages are rising at faster and faster frequencies as seas heated and ice expanses melt.

Researchers, was presided over by University of Colorado-Boulder professor Steve Nerem, looked at satellite data dating back to 1993 to track the rise of sea levels.

Their determines, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that sea levels aren’t precisely rising — that rise has been accelerating over the last 25 years.

Even small increases can have devastating consequences, according to climate experts. If the worst climate-change predictions come true, coastal metropolis in the US will be devastated by flooding and greater revelation to storm flows by the year 2100.

Research group Climate Central has created a plug-in for Google Earth that illustrates how disastrous an “extreme” sea-level rise scenario would be if the flooding happened here, based on juttings in a 2017 report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency.

You can install the plug-in( attitudes here) and visualize what might become of major US cities.

In a worst case scenario, flooding caused by polar dissolve and ice-sheet breakdowns could make a sea level rise of 10 to 12 feet by 2100, NOAA reported in January 2017.

Here’s Washington, DC today. The famed Potomac River moves through it.

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And here’s what Washington, DC, might look like in the year 2100 — as realized on Climate Central’s plug-in for Google Earth. Ocean water causes the river to overflow.

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The National Mall depicted “the largest audience ever to evidenced an inaugural, ” at Trump’s swearing-in, according to Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It sits at the foot of the US Capitol.

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Future inaugurals wouldn’t fairly be the same.

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In 2017, President Trump stood in the Rose Garden at the White House and announced his intentions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a treat between 195 countries intended to mitigate global warming.

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In 2100, the Rose Garden could have an oceanfront view.

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New York City is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

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The Hudson River could inundate the city’s perimeters and low-lying fields like the West Village.

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The Financial District includes the headquarters for many major financing institutions, includes the New york stock exchange and the Reserve bank of New York.

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Extreme sea level rise could devastate Wall st.. Battery Park would be a water park.

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San Francisco has a huge concentration of capital and superpower in the technology world.

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It’s too a headland that’s prone to flooding.

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San Francisco International Airport provides over 53 million travelers every year.

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In 2100, flyers might have better luck hovering into Las Vegas.

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Charleston, South Carolina, already has a submerge trouble. The Southern metropoli is flat and at low-toned elevation, which acquires it vulnerable to extreme flooding and cyclone surges.

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In 2100, you might require a boat to reaching the city’s center.

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Shopping at the Charleston City Market is a must-do for tourists calling the area.

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But the long row of red-roofed constructs could be submerged under ocean by 2100.

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Los Angeles, which has the third highest elevation of all major US cities, might fare better.

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The juttings depict the Pacific Ocean climbing up the boardwalk, but that’s about it.

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New Orleans is no stranger to the problems that come along with sea level rise.

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By 2100, The Big Easy could disappear under liquid. An estimated 500,000 beings will have to leave the place in the next century in order to stay above ground.

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After filling caused by Hurricane Katrina destroyed 80% of homes in the New Orleans area, thousands and thousands of people sought refuge at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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But the arena used as a “shelter of last resort” might not survive extreme sea level rise.

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Boston is the only country uppercase in the continental US that borders an ocean. Extreme sea level rise could cause the Charles River to overflow and run onto metropoli streets.

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Here’s what Boston might look like in the year 2100. Massachusetts General Hospital would have to be abandoned, while Boston Public Garden would be soaked through.

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Many of the country’s top universities sit along Boston’s Charles River.

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The education nature could say goodbye to the Harvard Business School, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University, among others.

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President Trump has spent a respectable part of his presidency in Palm Beach, Florida.

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He owns the Mar-a-Lago luxury resort and association, better known as the “Winter White House.”

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If sea level rose by as much as 12 hoofs, the Mar-a-Lago estate would not fare well.

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But Trump will be out of office by the time anything like that happens.

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