Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Global Warming Interactive Flood Maps

Although rising sea levels due to global warming aren't an immediate problem, the threat does raise some interesting longterm safety and security issues for NGOs. To better understand the consequences, check out Alex Tingle's Web site. He combined Google Maps and NASA land elevation data to produce an interactive world map that shows which areas will be flooded. Specify a rise in sea level from 1 to 14 meters, and the submerged lands are shown shaded in blue. Quite educational and a little frightening. (Note: The site has been getting a lot of traffic lately, so if it doesn't work, try back later.)


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