Disturbing Photos of US Landmarks Ruined by Rising Sea Levels

To look upon artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm‘s global warming-conscious renderings of renowned sites across the US submerged in water (which we discovered on PSFK) is a shock to the system indeed. Lamm’s images of what our nation’s landmarks might look like in 500 years, when sea levels are predicted to rise by 25 feet, hit close to home with a very clear message about the dangers of climate change. Take a look through our gallery below to see before-and-after shots of how New York, Boston, Miami, and DC might end up if we — and our government — aren’t careful.

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