ThedayafterseattleA fascinating (and alarming) new way to learn about climate change while procrastinating at work: Flood Maps.

Using elevation data in combination with Google’s map technology, you can create a visual depiction of rising sea levels right in your own neighborhood. Start at 7 meters and work your way up to 14. Truly, it’s amazing. The satellite “photo” at left is what downtown Seattle would look like with a 7 meter rise in sea levels: adieu Georgetown, Harbor Island, Interbay, and SoDo. I copped this one from Alex over at WorldChanging.

Also at WorldChanging, Jamais Cascio has a good post on Flood Maps and the science of rising sea levels.