22 Cities Threatened By Global Sea Level Rise

Greenland | Cities Threatened by Global Sea Level Rise

It's happening. The West Antarctic ice sheet is melting. So is Greenland. And that means the global sea level is rising.

Some of Europe's oldest and most prominent cities will be erased by the sea. Southeast Asian beaches flooded. U.S. city streets to become swamp marshes.

A new study just published documents 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) located in the Mediterranean are threatened by sea-level rise. Approximately one third of these WHS are located in Italy (15), followed by Croatia (7), Greece (4), and Tunisia (4). 

The sea level has risen 8 inches since 1990. Scientists project that the sea level will rise another 2 to 7 feet by the end of the century. The increase is due to the heat caused by CO2 emissions trapped in our atmosphere, which serves as the catalyst for the melting ice sheets across the globe.

We wanted to share a list of incredible and mind-blowing cities around the world that are about to be underwater. Now is the time to visit as many as you can and take in each cities' history and culture before it's ruined by the sea.

Make sure to take pictures to show your grandchildren, they probably don't believe these places actually existed.

Venice, Italy

 

Barcelona, Spain

 Image by  Tyler Hendy

Image by Tyler Hendy

 

Nuuk, Greenland

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 Image by  Phil Roeder .

Image by Phil Roeder.

Victoria, Seychelles

 

New York City, New York, United States

 Image by  valor kopeny

Image by valor kopeny

 

Bangkok, Thailand

 Image by  Evan Krause

Image by Evan Krause

 

Istanbul, Turkey

 Image by  Fré Sonneveld

 

Marseille, France

 

Singapore

 Image by  Khendi Lee

Image by Khendi Lee

 

London, England

 

Durban, South Africa

 Image by  Chris Eason

Image by Chris Eason

 

Rome, Italy

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Image credit  Isabella Jusková

Image credit Isabella Jusková

St. Petersberg, Russia

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 Image by  John Weinhardt

 

Kolcatta, India

Kolkata India Museum

 

Miami, Florida

 Image by  Mohmed Althani

 

Tokyo, Japan

 

Alexandria, Egypt

 Image by  Osama Awny

Image by Osama Awny

 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 Image by    Diego Delso     , Wikimedia Commons, License      CC-BY-SA 3.0

Image by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

 

Nanumea, Tuvalu

 Image by  Russavia

Image by Russavia

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