Paris flooded

In almost every green activism article you read you will find a paragraph or two dedicated to the threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming. It all sounds very alarming but not being able to actually imagine it does somehow make it seem less threatening. Until now.

Using CGI to present a video of a flooded Paris is not meant to spark a debate a bout climate change but what it does is bring home the fact that life as we know it will change if nothing is done to stop global warming.

The music in the video is dark and gloomy, there isn’t a soul to be seen in this once vibrant city. Abandoned it stands.

For the foreseeable future Paris is safe from rising sea levels, but many other coastal towns and cities around the world are not. “Rising-sea refugees” are not something from the future as is made evident by an entire population of the nation of Kiribati, in the Maldives, is relocating to Fiji as its 32 islands disappears under the water.

Best case scenarios suggested that the sea level would rise by 50cm but new reports show that it could likely to be worse. Rising sea levels would not make most coastal towns uninhabitable but would also compromise drinking water.

Using Paris, a world renowned city, as an example for what could happen brings home the seriousness of global warming and maybe shock people out of their complacency about this issue.

The video was directed by Olivier Campagne of Artefactory Lab and Vivien Balzi, with music by Brice Tillet.

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