Which Future Will We Choose?

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

St. Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom

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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
1.5°C3°C

These images show projected future sea levels at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, United Kingdom 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.