Ellie Chivers discusses NASA's alarming research on rising sea-levels, showing which parts of the UK will be underwater by 2050.
Photo by Eilis Garvey
Unsettling images have been released by climate change organisation Climate Central, showcasing the mass devastation predicted to hit the UK by 2050.
Leading scientists at the organisation have put together these digital maps in order to demonstrate the impact rising sea levels will have across the UK, shading in red the areas that will be most affected.
The east and north east of England appear to be in the most danger, however it was recently reported on Wales Online that areas such as Cardiff and Newport are also very much at risk.
Why is This Happening Now?
These images display how much of the UK will be submerged in water come 2050 due to rising sea levels – all according to Climate Central. Rising sea levels is not a new threat; in fact, they have been rising for over 3000 years, at a rate that has accelerated because of global warming.
NASA has reported that there is a 95% chance that the current global warming crisis can be attributed to human activity, and disasters in the natural world are advancing at a frightening rate because of it. The greenhouse gases we emit are polluting the atmosphere, thus warming the planet drastically, melting ice sheets and glaciers and increasing the volume of our oceans. Naturally, it will spill onto land with catastrophic conseque