These 10 Unnerving Pictures Show What Will Happen To American Cities When Sea Levels Rise

 Whether you believe in the global warming or not, you cannot deny the facts. The following is most definitely a fact: The temperature of our planet is slowly rising. Which means the sea-level will rise at one point or another.
According to a new study about the melting of the ice-caps, which was published in the July issue of Science, our climate will only have to rise 2 degrees Celcius above the historic norm to cause catastrophic events.
Even if the rise of the temperature will be less than the benchmark of 2 degrees the sea-level will rise. The sea-level is expected to rise approximately 4 feet by the year 2100 and about 20 feet by the year of 2200. The numbers will grow a lot higher if the benchmark is reached and/or passed. Just by looking at the past we can predict the future. It is believed that 120,000 years ago the average temperature was about 2 degrees higher than now and the sea-level was about 20 feet higher than it is today.
Many people find it difficult to imagine what the consequences will look like and what these numbers mean. In most occasions, people can be told disasters will alter our world but this probably won’t sink in until parts of the world are literally be under water. Our world was portrayed in several movies while being hit by floods but these pictures published by take part will bring everything a lot closer to home.
The research group Climate Central  teamed up with artist Nickolay Lamm. They decided to help people visualize the consequences by showing what U.S. coastal cities can expect when the sea-level will indeed rise.

Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, California—Before

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Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, California—After

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AT&T Park, San Francisco—Before

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AT&T Park, San Francisco—After

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Back Bay, Boston—Before

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Back Bay, Boston—After

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Ocean Drive, Miami—Before

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Ocean Drive, Miami—After

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Citadel Military College, Charleston, South Carolina—Before

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Citadel Military College, Charleston, South Carolina—After

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego—Before

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego—After

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Statue of Liberty, New York City—Before

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Statue of Liberty, New York City—After

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Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.—Before

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Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.—After

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Crissy Field, San Francisco—Before

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Crissy Field, San Francisco—After

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts—Before

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts—After

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