Map of projected sea level rise from Carbon Solutions America, reposted on Climate Progress.
How will climate change affect the meetings industry if we don’t slow down and reverse the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Start with a map that shows coastal Florida and Orlando underwater by 2100, and gives you an idea of what other popular coastal destinations can expect. Unless we get a deal in Copenhagen.
The map appeared today on Climate Progress, the self-described “insider’s view of climate science, politics, and solutions” produced by the U.S. Center for American Progress. The post summarizes the latest research on sea level rise.
The map is disturbing. There’s no happy talk here. But note that the sea level projections are the results of empirical research. The kind based on (cue the Dr. Evil quotation marks) numbers. In contrast to the drumbeat of misleading drivel coming from the climate deniers who stole, then misinterpreted a batch of emails from a climate research centre in the U.K., and are doing their best to derail a global climate deal.