Climate Central Predicts The Future - It Can Be Scary For Coastal Communities

Climate Central Predicts The Future – It Can Be Scary For Coastal Communities

Huntington Beach, my own city that orders on the Pacific Ocean with clear views of Catalina Island everyday, could be underwater within 50 years,” commented Steven Munatones who saw the Climate Central forecast models (see here).  “It is pretty startling and sad what could happen with the increasing warmth of the oceans, the melting of the polar regions, and the extreme climate changes.”

Climate Central develops visual models – based on projections of 1-4°C increase in temperatures – that show how cities around the world could either dramatically change or literally disappear underwater as a result of rising sea levels.

But many in the United States do not agree with these forecasts and dismiss the climate change projections and warnings about the potential havoc that could occur along the coastlines of the world.

A possible future for Cape Town, South Africa

Discussions on these topics will occur at the United Nations Annual Climate Change Conference in Glasgow whereLewis Pugh will speak passionately of the topic and his recent stage swim in Greenland.

For more information on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, visit COP26 here.   For more information on Climate Central, visit here.

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