Underwater: How the rising sea levels will affect various cities
The seas along the East Coast from North Carolina to New England are rising three to four times faster than the global average, and coastal cities, utilities, beaches, and wetlands are increasingly vulnerable to flooding, especially from storm surges.
These images and maps of flooded areas in cities along the East Coast were created by Nickolay Lamm, from StorageFront.com. Lamm, a researcher and artist, was inspired by the New York Times' "What Could Disappear" interactive and collaborated with Remik Ziemlinksi from Climate Central.Or check out scenes of Boston underwater.
Select any of the water levels on the left depict four levels of flooding: 0 feet is today's sea level. Five feet will take between 100 and 300 years. Twelve feet of water is the potential level in the year 2300 and 25 feet will occur centuries from now.