WIRED: Rising Sea Levels Are Already Making Miami’s Floods Worse
February 17, 2015
YOU DON’T HAVE to look 85 years into the future to see what a sinking world looks like—you only need to look as far as Miami.
Climate scientists have been warning the world about sea level rise for years, pleading with governments to cut back on carbon lest all our coastal cities go the way of Venice. In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released itsfifth Assessment Report, predicting that oceans would rise more than 3 feet by 2100. Those projections make for some alarming visions of the future—cities water-logged, monuments submerged, islands created.