World Under Water Google Maps Hack Is Both Cool And Frightening

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The US Government launched their National Climate Assessment Report this week, it showed that all regions of the country are experiencing the affects of climate change. Following on from this, the team at Carbon Story have launched their World Under Water campaign, a mod for Google Maps that let’s you see what your hometown, or any part of Google Maps would look like if sea levels continued to rise. According to recent reports, the time between 2001 and 2013 was warmer than any previous decade throughout the entire country in the last 100 years.

The mod isn’t perfect, it just adds 6ft deep water to the entire map, disregarding elevation. So you could live half way up a mountain and still see what the flood would look like, if a tad biblical at that level. This is cool because it means you can see the effects anyway, seeing your own front door under water is more of an eyeopener than seeing some strangers house get flooded.

The site lists several popular locations for you to quickly jump to and view, such as New York, London and Paris, with the addition of 6ft of water of course. You can head over to the World Under Water Google Maps mod right here.

Thank you Businessinsider for providing us with this information.


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