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Updated, fixed multiple errors in the previous version.

The World - Rising Sea Level, first map of its kind on such a scale and level of complexity, depicts our planet as it would look without its polar ice caps, with sea levels 260 ft higher as they are today.

This world map, inspired by a wide variety of historical maps, aims for bringing the best of traditional cartography to a contemporary setting, while reminding us about the dangers of global warming and subsequent climate change.
This map is designed in our vintage-style “decorative” theme, and serves as a perfect decoration for any household, office or school.

The poster includes one full large detailed map of the world, 2 major maps showcasing northern and southern polar regions and 6 detailed minimaps: vulnerability to climate change, 2010 climate, 2010 summer temperatures, 2100 climate, 2100 summer temperatures and 2100 changes in moisture and precipitation. Information panels outside the main map show 2013 population by country 2100 population by country, countries with highest and lowest fertility rates, largest urban areas(highlighting those that are below sea level or in high enviromental risk)

Dramatically depicting the devastation caused by the 260 feet sea level rise, the map also shows present shorelines for better understanding and effect. The cities that would be submerged after the sea level rise, can be easily distinguished from the rest by a different label mark and color tinting.

According to recent studies, there is enough ice in Earth's polar caps to cause about 250-300 ft(80 - 100 m) rise of the sea level. Result of such an event would be catastrophic to human civilization and earth's biosphere. More than 75% of the world's population lives below 300 ft above the sea level, including the vast majority of all large metropolitan areas.

Although this scenario is extremely unlikely to happen within our lifetimes, the truth is, that climate is going to change sharply. Unless we limit our CO2 emissions to bare minimum, Earth will be more than 4 degrees warmer in the year 2100 as it is now. Such a rise in temperature would be destructive to environment and human civilization as well.

As the warming gradually progresses, we will experience more and more extreme weather events. Hurricanes, typhoons and massive floods will occur more frequently and on a much more devastating scale. World's deserts will expand, engulfing areas as large as the entire continent of Australia, including Southern Europe, the Caribbean and entire southeast of Africa.

In spite of all this, there is still a way to prevent all this from happening. If we limit our greenhouse gas emissions to bare minimum, we can still save our environment and our civilization from the worst.

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:iconmgrafix2011:
Mgrafix2011 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic !!!!!!!!
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:iconmreddgymceggerton:
MrEddgyMcEggerton Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Writer
Please tell me what you use to make this?!?! 
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:iconmarthasharbour:
marthasharbour Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece, This really does hit home what things could be like if we don't make changes to our lifestyles.  
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student
This is awesomeeee :D 
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:iconthe-solimnludic:
the-solimnludic Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student
What! I'd be on the coastline! Crazy!!!!
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:iconwendyline:
WendyLine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great effort!
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:icontrickycreature:
TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By Jove, you did a splendid work. Very impressive, I say. I like it very much!
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:iconkmdude344:
kmdude344 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay my city isn't sunk! XD it's Calgary.
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:iconhour27:
Hour27 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Maa-aa-aaa-aa-aaaps"- The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
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:iconpakstrax:
PakstraX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great map. I would change just on thing: Danube Gulf to Pannonian Sea, as it is more likely it would be called that.
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:iconjaysimons:
JaySimons Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I don't think it could be called a sea, this hypothethical inlet would spread from the banks of the Danube river, such river inlets are almost always called "bays" or "gulfs", so Danube gulf/bay(or Pannonian gulf) would be a more appropriate name.
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:iconjaysimons:
JaySimons Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Examples of similar inlets include Ob Bay, Baydaratskaya Bay,  or Gulf of St.Lawrence, to name some.
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:icontothamon:
Tothamon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Wow! This is amazing!

I am pretty surprised that there isn't more flooding in and around the Great Lakes in North America. I thought that the lakes would swell and make one giant lake/sea and flood down the Ohio Valley.
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Wow ! Wow!  Great Work ! :D
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:iconxigrahamix:
XIGRAHAMIX Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very very intriguing as well as very well done. I love it!
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing!
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:iconamisiablut:
Amisiablut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Great! Have you been working with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or how did you simulate the shoreline after the sea level rise?
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:iconflipswitchmandering:
FlipswitchMANDERING Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
These maps you make are masterpieces.
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:iconakatsukiandbloodstar:
AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is awesome..
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:icondogman15:
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
It's well made.
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:iconkanimir:
Kanimir Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting!
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
EEK! As an Englishman this freaks me out a bit but it's a beautiful map, super work!
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:iconthespikeandkey:
TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I don't disagree we are doomed at least here on long island :( (Sad) 
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:iconcreativeafro:
CreativeAfro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
would you imagine a mural this detailed? 
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The map is amazing!
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:icongamingkittyunderbed:
GamingKittyUnderBed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sir this, I must say it wonderful. You put much detail into your work.
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:iconzelifano:
Zelifano Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I'm gotta get killed by its awesomeness...
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:iconzugai-original:
Zugai-original Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty nice map, got a link to the source of the year 2100 Population estimates, I think they got something wrong when calculating Austria. a Loss of over 2 million population in less than 90 years?
Also: Fertility Rate #195 Bosnia&Herzegovina lacks the actual rate.
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:iconlumberjacck:
lumberjacck Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Yay I'm swimming... No, I disagree! 
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:iconcasperium:
Casperium Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is spectacular. I saw this on a FaceBook link, but not back to here, didn't realize it was yours. WOW!!
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DrEngicopter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Well seems all the Dutch people are homeless (The Netherlands and Flanders are completely fooded).
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:icontheunsquishedgoomba:
TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm. Looks like my home county of Dorset would be completely submerged. No big surprise there.
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:iconjjdxb:
JJDXB Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Amazing!

But I noticed, there are two "World Climate 2100 Estimates".  Is the one of the left supposed to be 2010?
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:iconanimalunleashed:
Animalunleashed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Wow purely amazing detail on this map :D
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:iconjacobmainland:
JacobMainland Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible, one month is not enough to study this amazing map. 
Excelent work :clap:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man this is an eye opener, the one that concerns me most are the temperature and precipitation changes, since less rain and more heat essentially makes all but a few areas become more desert-like. Though even if it happens I'd assume by 2100 we'd have found other ways to deal with that. But still...

Though I might say an inland sea in Australia might do us some good. Might cause a little more rain and more mild temperatures around the inland sea, seeing how Australia has a habit of only having a tolerable climate and reliable rainfall when near large bodies of water (by which I mean the ocean as we have no Great Lakes here).I don't like the spike in population growth in developing countries seen there either. If anything, they need to be reproducing less - in fact, we all do :clone:

It's interesting though - someone told me that compared to global climate events in prehistoric times - what we have now is technically an ice age. Some even say that in the grand scheme of things - if Earth has any permanent ice caps at all (rather than just in Winter) then it's counted is an ice age, and life has thrived better in the past when the atmosphere was warmer, denser and more humid :O
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:iconpumpkinchans:
PumpkinChans Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well by Florida. So sad.
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:iconkhanashi:
Khanashi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
My country sunk a bit. xD  Gwad another awesome work!
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:iconartflicker:
ArtFlicker Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Woah, Estonia has completely sunk.
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:iconsalvistrations:
Salvistrations Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
this is mindblowing
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:iconrobo-diglet:
Robo-Diglet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Beijing, New Orleans, Berlin,  London,  New York... If there's a way to stop this, let's hope it happens soon...
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:iconhgfggg:
hgfggg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
It's not very clear. It is hard to see.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Wow a flooded Amazonas that would be awful, we need that jungles oO
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:iconugiel:
ugiel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
We need Siberian forests even more. Flooded Amazonia + flooded Siberia... well, R.I.P. human kind ...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Hm but most O2 is produced in the oceans and seas, so we can survive^^
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:iconugiel:
ugiel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, at least some of us :)
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