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All the UK towns and cities that could be swallowed by the sea this century

These interactive maps show that even central London could be submerged within the next 80 years

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Faima Bakar
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The effects of climate change are already devastating much of the world. And it could also mean much of the UK could be under water by 2100 – including central London. 

According to nonprofit news organisation Climate Central, the next 80 years could spell disaster for British towns, some of which could even be swallowed by the sea.

Climate Central has interactive maps that show you which areas will be affected if the earth’s average temperatures increase over the coming decades.

The news outfit predicted which parts of the world will be impacted by rising sea levels and found that a temperature rise of just 1.5C could see parts of the country submerged.

These include the east coast of England, north of Peterborough and Cambridge, some parts of the Midlands, and the city of Hull.

If you change the temperature rise to 3C, coastal towns in Hampshire, Sussex, Essex and Kent are at risk of coastal flooding. Meanwhile, in Scotland, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews could also disappear into the sea.

You can learn more on the Climate Central website here.

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