New software developed by NASA has created a dynamic map of sea level rise over the next few decades that suggests parts of London could be flooded by 2030.
NASA’s dynamic map shows sea level rise between 2020 and 2150, providing dynamic information on melting glaciers and ocean currents, Russia’s satellite news agency reported on August 12.
Large areas of central London are currently under threat from regular flooding, according to the map. Last week’s torrential rains caused massive flooding that affected ground traffic in London, the third time the city has been hit by flooding in weeks.
In July, 229 people were killed, including 184 in Germany, in major floods in Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. Countries such as India, Turkey and North Korea have also experienced severe flooding in recent days, causing a large number of casualties and economic losses.
According to scientists, global warming caused by climate change is disrupting the natural balance of ecosystems, causing extreme weather, hurricanes, floods and droughts and other natural disasters.
The mainstream scientific view is that human activity is the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions, such as fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change. Governments around the world are being urged to take action to find alternatives to oil and gas.
At the same time, it is also maintained that the Earth is only undergoing a long-term climate cycle, caused by changes in the Earth’s orbit or increased solar activity.