Interactive pictures: effects of sea level rises on Sydney and other cities

These before and after interactive frames show what world landmarks will look like after projected sea level rises. Source: Climate Central

These interactive images show the effects of global warming-induced sea level rises at 4°C and 2°C.

Rising sea levels will put parts of Sydney and other cities under water and the effects will be worse without strong action on climate change, these pictures show.

Climate Central have produced these interactive frames, showing the projected effects on sea levels of 4°C and 2°C global warming.

A global climate change meeting in Paris this December will aim to keep global warming below 2°C over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, which is widely believed to be the threshold to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change.

The world is not on track to meet the 2°C target, and some warming is already locked in.

Many countries, including Australia, have already submitted their pledged climate abatement targets.

The images below were created by visual artist Nickolay Lamm based on Climate Central’s sea level map data, Climate Central says on its website.

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