We're pretty much freaking out after looking at this tool that shows how sea rise will affect our favorite coastal locales.
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By Johnni Macke, HELLO GIGLLES
[post_ads]For your weekly dose of science, there is a tool that shows how much the sea will rise near you. It sounds good, but it’s actually terrifying.
Climate change is a real danger, despite what some people may think, and this tool proves it. Thanks to Climate Explorer, you can now see a simulation of your area in relation to sea levels. It shows how much of the sea will rise in your location, which is very intense.
While it is a very fun tool, it is also alarming to see the ocean levels rise so quickly. Plus, by plugging in your region, it makes it that much more real.
So how does it work exactly?
Well, first you go to Climate Explorer, which has a LOT of fun information. Some of the tools include maps, graphs and projects that you can download. It is meant to help everyone — including world leaders — prepare for geographical changes.
The toolkit was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With their skills and background in climate change you can discover the truths about this environmental phenomenon.
There is also a specific Sea Level Rise Viewer, which is what we recommend you try. This gives photo simulations of what could happen with flooding due to climate change.
You can check out the beta version here and tailor it to your local coastline.
Prepare to be a little scared by what could happen in the coastal areas.
In addition to showing what areas will be most effected by rising sea levels, the simulation shows images of water filling landmarks. Yikes!
Take a look at the simulation videos and let us know what you think about the reality of climate change.