See how climate change could drown landmarks around the world
Just 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) of global warming standsbetween Cuba’s Plaza de La Catedral looking typically dry or looking like something straightout of the myth of Atlantis. The iconic plaza in Old Havana is just one of many landmarks that could face a watery grave in the future if greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels continue unabated.
You can see the potential future for more than 100 coastal cities across 39 countries thanks to a new image gallery and map published today by the nonprofit advocacy group Climate Central. The visualizations compare two scenarios: futuresea level rise with 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming above preindustrial levels or sea level rise with 3 degrees of warming. As…