Visualisations show worst case sea levels by 2100

Scientists predict waters to rise 10 to12 feet


It's no secret sea waters are rising but it's hard to visualise what that really means when waters are rising very slowly.

Scientists previously predicted waters to rise eight feet by 2100 but newly discovered melting glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica have scientists upping that number to 10 and even 12 feet.

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That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

83 years isn't all that far away - and with people living longer and longer - it's possible you could see the impacts of rising waters in your lifetime.

The independent non profit group Climate Central put all these worse case numbers into perspective and while it's unlikely according to the group - it's plausible.

In NYC areas that currently house more than 800,000 residents would be covered in water New Orleans is hardly visible.

As is MIT and surrounding areas in Boston.

Northern California isn't far behind with San Francisco also under water.

But the numbers point to Florida as being the most affected.

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