No clever names for this one yet, but here are the base maps for London, at 40m and 66m of sea level rise.
Like all my other sea rise maps, these are based on numbers provided by the IPCC.
I’m working with the folks at the University of Leeds on a graphic novel depicting life in England in 200 years–if nothing is done to curb carbon emissions. It’s a sequel to their graphic novel about a low carbon future. The maps will be centered around York and Leeds, and includes the surrounding counties. The first three images will be a part of the novel, and show sea levels at 3, 5 and 8 meters.
The grey outlines are the boundaries of the two cities…Leeds to the west, York to the east.
These maps are based on sea rise elevations estimated by the IPCC. Scroll down for other sea rise levels…
You can help me to keep this project going–
I’ve started on some projects in the UK. I’m working with the folks at the University of Leeds on a graphic novel depicting life in England in 200 years–with an anticipated sea level rise of 8 meters. It’s a sequel to their graphic novel about a low carbon future. The maps will be centered around York and Leeds, and includes the surrounding counties. I’m excited to be contributing to this project, and of course while I’m at it I’ll be creating maps of what the area will look like with much higher sea levels.
I’m also working on a map of London. Check back in a couple of weeks!
For all of these maps, I am not portraying any sea level higher than what is possible. The IPCC has estimated that the total rise would be about 66 meters.
Here’s a version without the place names:
This will happen someday, but not in our lifetimes. Some who have dared to speculate on a timeline have given themselves plenty of space for error in their predictions–one estimate says anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 years. Whatever the time frame, it is a fact that humans are speeding up this process.
…that is, Husky Stadium before it was Husky Stadium. Here are plans and drawings for the University of Washington Associated Students Stadium, by Bebb & Gould, 1920. I love the narrow, languidly curvy Montlake Boulevard.
You thought you were safe in your desert resort?
As the oceans rise, the Gulf of California will inundate the Imperial Valley, and finally reach its ultimate level in the Coachella Valley. I imagine there will be far fewer golf courses, but hey, plenty of opportunities for yacht moorage!