Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This is what sea level rise looks like...

(h/t Paul Kedrosky)

Large portions of Myanmar appear to be under water.

According to Richard Horsey of the U.N. Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 5000 square kilometers (almost 2000 square miles) of the Irrawaddy delta are submerged by a storm surge of up to 3.5 meters.

FYI, the USGS predicts that when the Greenland ice sheet melts, it will raise sea level by 6.5 meters.