This map, created by Jeffrey Linn of the blog Spatialities, shows what the coast of Los Angeles might look like after an extreme sea level rise. Downtown Los Angeles, the airport, Compton, Long Beach, Disneyland and much more would be hidden beneath the waves.
The map draws on U.S. Geological Survey estimates that complete melting of the current global land ice mass could raise sea level by up to 80 meters, or about 262 feet.
This is not an immediate possibility: Some scientists believe such a melting could take 1,000 to 10,000 years. Still, “I am not portraying any sea level rise higher than what is possible,” says Linn.