Images show US cities submerged after 25 feet of sea level rise
Sea levels are estimated to be rising faster now than they ever have in the past 3,000 years, say scientists, and the trend is expected to continue.
In order to help people visualize this problem, Nickolay Lamm created simulated images of how certain U.S. cities and landmarks would look with an additional 25 feet of sea level rise in the centuries ahead.
The area around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. would be submerged, including the entire base of the Jefferson Memorial.
See the photos:
Meanwhile, Miami's South Beach would disappear almost completely, with the trunks of numerous palm trees under water.
To the north, the amount of exposed land in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City would shrink significantly, and the grassy park below the Statue of Liberty would be gone.
Lamm created these simulated maps and images based on data from Climate Central.
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