How Coffs Harbour is predicted to look in year 2100 if current global emissions and sea levels rise in line with current global trends.
How Coffs Harbour is predicted to look in year 2100 if current global emissions and sea levels rise in line with current global trends. Coastal Risk Australia

Sea level rise mapping an eye-opener

OKAY, so you want to know whether you’re going to be living in a waterfront location by the year 2100 or not?

Well the Coastal Risk Australia inundation mapping released on Friday paints a picture, based on worst case, best case, and current day data.

There’s a pretty complex calculation that is undertaken to come up with the inundation visuals, but here’s a basic breakdown.

But first, some info:

Best case - This is how we look if a global agreement was reached to drastically reduce global emissions. Even the best case still has a 0.44 metre sea level rise by the year 2100.

Worst case - This is in line with current global emissions and sea level rise observations, which has a rise of 0.74 metre in sea level by the year 2100, based on Coastal Risk Australia’s work.

So there it is. Under the worst case scenarios shown in pictures on this page, how did your place fare?

Are you looking dry as a camel or more like Kevin Costner in Waterworld?

Source: coastalrisk.com.au


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