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Website shows users what places could look like if sea levels rise

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(CNN) - Singapore, inundated. A Japanese landmark, up to its knees. L'Arc de Triomphe, looking anything but triumphant.

It's all from the new website WorldUnderWater.org, which environmental group carbonstory created to promote the upcoming world environment day.

It uses googlemaps streetview to give a sense of the worst that could happen as sea levels rise. It's taking over social media today, but scientists say it lacks, well, science.

"You would need to have how much rise will happen, when will it happen, what are the uncertainties to be a really accurate scientific depiction,"
Richard Alley, with Pennsylvania State University said.

But Doctor Alley does say the site is positive because it draws needed attention to rising water levels, the most interesting part is you can even put in your own address to see destruction at your doorstep.



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