Which Future Will We Choose?

At the UN Climate Conference in November, decisions by world leaders will set a path for Mumbai’s ultimate sea level.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, India

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If we keep our current carbon path
(3°C global warming)
(3°C warming)
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If we sharply cut carbon pollution
(1.5°C global warming)
(1.5°C warming)
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These images show projected future sea levels at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai, India due to human-caused global warming under two different scenarios. Climate and energy choices in the coming few decades could set the destination, but the timing of rise is more difficult to project: these sea levels may take hundreds of years to be fully realized.