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World under water

Climate change is a real danger to cities around the world, but because we cannot see the threat it seems almost unreal. However World Under Water has launched a project using Google Street View to show just how rising sea levels will affect our cities.


Cape Town under water 

While coastal cities (or cities as fas 100km from the coast) are most at risk, World Under Water allows you to see cities like Johannesburg under water as well. 


The main road running past our offices in Centurion

We typed in our office address to see what it would like if Pretoria ceased to be a safe haven from rising sea levels - and the result was quite shocking. Even on the second floor we wouldn’t be safe from the water. And while this is an extreme case scenario, the fact remains that the polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate.

Even the slightest rise in sea levels could prove catastrophic for low lying cities across the globe, and it has. In 2006 Lohachara island disappeared and as of last year The Republic of Kiribati may be the first nation forced to evacuate due to climate change.


Durban under water

World Under Water might show us the extreme case scenarios but it doesn’t change the fact that if there is not a global effort towards a sustainable society, the results could mean the destruction of thousands of cities around the world. 

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