The best time to act is now!
Climate Central has published a Coastal Risk Screening Tool.
The interactive maps show you the land at risk to be under the flood level across the globe for any future decade in the 21st century and for various Carbon Dioxide emission scenarios.
The following maps show that we have no time to waste to take climate action to avoid the worst of Climate Change impacts.
The customisation settings for the maps are:
These maps ignore potential protections via future coastal defences. Current coastal defenses may or may not protect areas shaded red, and may or may not be sufficient to defend against future higher sea levels.
That means, wealthy countries may be able to build & engineer their way out of flooding disasters indicated on the maps, but poorer countries won't.
The coastal flood risk maps below show
London and the Thames Estuary, UK
The Humber and the Wash, UK
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Across this website we use the following symbols for climate change tips
Cost of the action:
Other benefits may include personal health, water savings, nature conservation, better air quality, income for the local economy