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March 31, 2006

Build An Ark

Thedayafterseattle_1 A fascinating (and alarming) new way to procrastinate at work understand the effects of climate change: Flood Maps.

Using elevation data in combination with Google's map technology, you can create a visual depiction of rising sea levels right in your own neighborhood. Start at 7 meters and work your way up to 14. Truly, it's amazing. The satellite "photo" at left is what downtown Seattle would look like with a 7 meter rise in sea levels: adieu Georgetown, Harbor Island, Interbay, and SoDo. I copped this one from Alex over at WorldChanging.

Also at WorldChanging, Jamais Cascio has a good post on Flood Maps and the science of rising sea levels.

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Nice post Eric! I think we've been surfing the same brain wave since Gore's speech. I just posted on this same topic (but of course, being a map guy, my maps were home made) at http://pedalpusher.blogspot.com/.

Posted by: Matt Stevenson | Apr 3, 2006 10:48:19 AM

Scary maps!

But fascinating. Thanks for sharing the info.

Posted by: Seven Trees | Apr 6, 2006 5:29:09 AM