Millions of us could be underwater if sea levels keep rising

Millions of Us Could Be Underwater If Sea Levels Keep Rising
Millions of Us Could Be Underwater If Sea Levels Keep Rising

The upcoming climate talks in Paris have generated a lot of buzz lately. Multiple large organizations are coming out with reports on the climate's future impact on humans, and the general consensus is things are not looking good.

A new report by Climate Central is sharing its global warming message in the form of edited images.

Take a look at these photos of London. This first image is edited to show what the city would look like after the Earth warms 2 degrees Celsius, or about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The second image ... you're looking at the sea level rise after the Earth is warmed 4 degrees Celsius, or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here are the same projections for New York City ... after the Earth warms 2 degrees Celsius, we can still see that bull on Wall Street. Not the case after warming 4 degrees Celsius.

Here are what other major cities across the world would look like after 2- and 4-degree increases.

According to Climate Central, those images could soon be the reality. A different report released Monday by the U.K. Met Office agrees. It says 2015 is on track to be 1 degree Celsius hotter than ever before.

And warmer temperatures mean higher sea levels. Climate Central says global warming has caused global sea levels to rise 8 inches since 1880, and the rate is accelerating.

The study projects that a 2-degree Celsius increase in temperatures would put about 280 million people underwater.

So what do we do to keep all of us on dry land? That is a conversation world leaders will be having in Paris next month.

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