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    38 Shocking Photos Of Iconic Places Now Vs. If The Planet Warms 3 Degrees Celsius

    It doesn't have to be like this.

    As the climate continues to warm and ice melt across the planet accelerates, sea level rise threatens to inundate coastal cities around the globe, displacing hundreds of millions of people.

    What will that look like, you wonder? A new study from Climate Central illustrates the devastating effects of global sea level rise if humans maintain their current carbon pollution path and Earth warms 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. Here's what 38 cities and landmarks will look like:

    Europe
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    1. Buckingham Palace in London now:

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    Buckingham Palace if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the palace grounds
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    2. Plaza de España in Seville, Spain, now:

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    Plaza de España if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the plaza
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    3. Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen now:

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    Rosenborg Castle if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the grounds to the left of the castle
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    4. Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia, now:

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    Diocletian's Palace if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the area around the palace
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    5. Monument aux Girondins in Bordeaux, France, now:

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    Monument aux Girondins if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water almost completely covers the land around the monument
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    6. Riverside Museum in Glasgow now:

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    Riverside Museum if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water completely surrounds the museum
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    7. Lloyds Amphitheatre in Bristol, United Kingdom, now:

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    Lloyds Amphitheatre if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water completely surrounds the amphitheater and covers the nearby plaza
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    8. The Royal Palace in Stockholm now:

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    The Royal Palace if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water comes up to the palace in the front and on the right side
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    9. Dublin Castle now:

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    Dublin Castle if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the area in front and to the right of the castle
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    10. Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki, Greece, now:

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    Aristotelous Square if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The square is submerged in water
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    Australia
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    11. Sydney Opera House now:

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    Sydney Opera House if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water surrounds the opera house and cuts it off from the mainland
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    12. Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand, now:

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    Cathedral Square if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates the square
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    North America
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    13. Santa Monica Pier in California now:

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    Santa Monica Pier if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The pier is completely flooded and cut off from the mainland by water
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    14. Plaza de la Catedral in Havana now:

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    Plaza de la Catedral if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The plaza is submerged in water
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    15. The Statue of Liberty in New York now:

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    The Statue of Liberty if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water inundates everything but the star-shaped pedestal beneath the statue
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    16. Atlantis Bahamas now:

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    Atlantis Bahamas if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water covers the beaches and grounds surrounding Atlantis
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    17. lolani Palace in Honolulu now:

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    lolani Palace if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water surrounds the palace
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    18. Googleplex in Mountain View, California, now:

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    Googleplex if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water surrounds the building
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    19. Hoboken, New Jersey, now:

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    Hoboken if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Streets are completely underwater
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    20. The Pentagon in Washington, DC, now:

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    The Pentagon if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water encroaches on the building from the west, southwest, and southeast
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    21. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, now:

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    The Lincoln Memorial if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The land around the memorial is made to be an island by rising sea levels
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    22. SoMa in San Francisco now:

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    SoMa if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Streets are flooded
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    23. Space Center Houston now:

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    Space Center Houston if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water completely surrounds the building
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    24. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver now:

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    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Water encroaches on the building from the west, southwest, and southeast
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    25. Riviera de Ensenada in Mexico now:

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    Riviera de Ensenada if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Lower-lying areas are underwater
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    26. Baltimore Convention Center now:

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    Baltimore Convention Center if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Areas northeast of the center are underwater, as is the stadium south of it
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    Asia
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    27. Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, now:

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    Burj Khalifa if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The desert landscape is all underwater
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    28. Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka, Bangladesh, now:

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    Lalbagh Fort if the planet warms 3ºC:

    A quarter of the building itself is underwater
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    29. Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam, now:

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    Temple of Literature if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Part of the temple itself is underwater
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    30. Hong Kong now:

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    Hong Kong if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Streets are flooded and buildings are surrounded by water
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    31. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai now:

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    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The area is completely submerged
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    32. Tokyo Tower now:

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    Tokyo Tower if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The area to the east of the tower is underwater
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    South America
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    33. Floralis Genérica in Buenos Aires now:

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    Floralis Genérica if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The area is underwater
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    34. Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) in Salvador, Brazil, now:

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    Elevador Lacerda if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Lower-lying areas are underwater
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    35. Tolosa in La Plata, Argentina, now:

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    Tolosa if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Streets appear underwater into the distance
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    Africa
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    36. Lagos Central Mosque in Nigeria now:

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    Lagos Central Mosque if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The building itself is partially submerged
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    37. Blue Train Park in Cape Town, South Africa, now:

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    Blue Train Park if the planet warms 3ºC:

    Southern and southeastern areas of the park are underwater
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    38. Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul in Tunis, Tunisia, now:

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    Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul if the planet warms 3ºC:

    The cathedral is surrounded by water
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