I’ll keep this a short logical chain – we’re emitting more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, these are increasing the global average temperature on Earth, which raises sea levels. We are doing this, and it will affect the entire globe – London, New York, Shanghai, the Amazon, Australia, Russia… you name it. Now, there’s a way to see how that will change in the near future and how our cities will look like. Benjamin Strauss and visual artist Nickolay Lamm have revealed prediction images based on peer-reviewed research published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. Here are these images:

London

New York

Shanghai

Mumbai

Sydney

Rio de Janeiro

Durban

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