A new study released this week has experts predicting that Antarctica’s ice sheets are melting much faster than previously expected, and have gone “past the point of no return,” according to NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot.
The United Nations’ most recent climate change report estimated sea levels could rise from about 1 foot to 3 feet by 2100,” as CNN reports. We’ll all be dead by the time it happens, so who cares, right? 1 to 3 feet doesn’t seem like all that much does it? Especially when compared to this series of photographs put together by artist Nickolay Lamm using data from Climate Central. The project had Lamm showing what various iconic spots throughout the country would look with varying degrees of sea-levels rising, including these, which proposed a hypothetical increase of 12 feet. Granted, that’s a lot more than even the most alarmist models suggest could happen within centuries, but it’s fun to look at anyway. Check out a few below, and see the rest here via Raw Story.