Waters of the Ria de Aveiro rise to levels never seen before The title of this post could become a reality within a few decades. Carbon emission levels and consequent global warming reached record levels.

The title of this post could become a reality within a few decades. Carbon emission levels and the consequent global warming reached record levels. One effect of this phenomenon is the rise of sea level and the loss of many coastal areas.
The town of Aveiro, Portugal, will be one of the most affected areas. Those who live there know quite well the consequences of the abnormal increase in the level of the waters of the Ria de Aveiro.

Aveiro underwater

This image illustrates what might happen in a few years. Visit the web site World Under Water and view a simulation of the rising water level in the Ria de Aveiro.
This is an initiative of Carbon Story to promote World Environment Day on June 5, that uses Google Maps technology and Street View images to simulate floods in several places in the world. The images are far from realistic but we can get a good idea of what can await us.

Use the comment box to show us how the water level rise can affect the place where you live.


Miguel Marnoto

My expertise in the Google Maps JavaScript API v3 is a consequence of my enthusiasm about maps and recognition of the importance that Google Maps service has on people lives.

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