There was recently a Grist article about Andrew Thaler’s easy technique to visualize sea level rise. His maps show the near complete loss of some cities with the worst-case 80m sea level rise. This is roughly the level at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have completely melted, along with the world’s glaciers. I’m not a climate scientist, but WUnderground has a good description of the current (3.1mm/yr) and predicted future sea level rise. They describe the IPCC’s prediction for “most likely” rises of 0.8 to 2 m by 2100. I include this to say the 80m level is a long, long time from now and only if things go terribly wrong. But for entertainment purposes, here is Seattle at 80m sea rise, with more after the jump:
Boeing Field no longer looks like the best use of land.