Science, Tech & Environment

How will rising seas affect your city?

This story is a part of a series

Living with Rising Seas

This story is a part of a series

Living with Rising Seas

Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 2.39.03 PM.png

Climate Central's Risk Zone map shows possible coastal flooding throughout the world.

Credit:

Climate Central

Seas are rising, and cities throughout the world are responding to it differently.

Scientists predict oceans will continue to rise significantly this century and beyond, and non-profit Climate Central has developed a tool to peek into the future of coastal flooding.

The map below allows you to zoom into any city in the world. The bar on the bottom left allows you to increase and decrease water level, then showing how much of a given city will be underwater should seas rise to that point.

Take a look at your town, and see all our coverage on sea-level rise at PRI.org/risingseas.

This story is part of our collaborative series on sea-level rise with The GroundTruth Project.