Climate Change May Flood London, New York, and Other Cities

London, England
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By now, no one can deny the effects of climate change. Record temperatures, hurricanes, and tornadoes in parts of the world where they don’t typically occur. Global leaders have been trying to curb the problem for years, but we have now been given a look what will happen to some of the world’s most famous landmarks if we don’t get it under control.

Former US Vice-President, Al Gore, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for his activism. He has now used artificial intelligence to illustrate what the future of travel will look like and the results are frightening. 

The future may well involve New York’s Central Park being flooded, the foundation of London’s Big Ben being underwater, and the pyramids in Giza being eroded by acid rain.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), travel accounts for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Researchers have predicted that at this rate, Amsterdam, London, and New York could all be threatened by rising sea levels by 2050. The Moai statues on Easter Island will be washed away at sea, and acid rain may degrade the marble of the Acropolis in Athens.