Online Mapping

The folks at CartoDB gave me an expanded membership, so I’m moving some of my data to an interactive online format. Check out my first map….

It shows the west coast of Canada, the US, and Mexico, from Juneau, AK, to just south of Mazatlan.

Bay Area & Central Sea

Ursula LeGuin did it first–Always Coming Home has a fantastic drawing of this, created in the mid-1980s.

This map shows what central California and the Bay Area will look like when the ice caps completely melt–66m of sea level rise.

The poster is available at Zazzle.

CentralValleyForWeb20150802Burrito Justice did a San Francisco version a few years ago. His map inspired much of the work I’ve done wigh sea rise maps in the past couple of years.

My favorite landforms? Sutter Island and the Isle near Rio Vista. Marin also becomes an island, which makes sense in many ways. Sacramento? Stockton? Lodi? Manteca? Screwed. The historic Tulare Lake re-emerges, but with salt water this time around. Monterey Bay becomes much larger.

 

Sea Rise near Leeds & York

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3 Meters

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…

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5 Meters

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8 Meters

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40 Meters

Great Britain

You can help me to keep this project going–

Buy the map!

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!

The NY Sea

Buy the maps!

With Place Names

NY Sea, With Place Names

 

Without Place Names

NY Sea, Without Place Names

 

Check out my other sea rise maps, or see the original–Burrito Justice & Brian Stokle’s map of San Francisco.

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.