09 Feb '12, 10am

WIth London Monuments, Artist Shows Just How High Sea Levels Will be in 3012

WIth London Monuments, Artist Shows Just How High Sea Levels Will be in 3012

© Julian Andrews 2012 Seven Dials Sundial Pillar Installation PLUNGE by Michael Pinsky is a pretty scary and pretty graphic reminder of the impact of climate change on a city like London. In a very dramatic way, it depicts what the impact of rising sea levels, due to climate change, will be in 3012. It's a very simple but effective idea: marking the sea level on three of the city's most fabulous monuments with a ring of low energy blue LED lights. One thousand years in the future , rising sea levels will have changed the city beyond recognition. As glaciers melt and temperatures rise and the oceans expand, the waters will rise to a staggering 28 metres (90 feet) above their current level. The level of 28 metres is based on the most current research and scientific evidence. It is all conceptual, because no one really knows, so consider it an extreme example of what could ha...

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