MAPPING CHOICES: U.S. Cities We Could Lose to the Sea

Images courtesy Nickolay Lamm

Carbon pollution we have already emitted will heat the planet for hundreds of years.

This committed warming locks in about 5 feet of sea level rise.

As we continue to pollute,
the sea level we lock in will increase.

See which cities become locked in, and when, assuming unchecked pollution.

Click a state to zoom in or out.

Which will we choose?

Click a city for timelines & maps. Click a state to zoom.

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Cities We Could Lose to the Sea

% Population Below Locked-In Sea Level
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