This is how high NYC’s sea levels will rise if we don’t take climate action

Inhabitat: Rising sea levels, precipitated by climate change, threaten to overwhelm the world’s cities if we do nothing — that’s the message Studio Roosegaarde vividly brought last week to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City. The studio’s light display, Waterlicht New York, showed the height of water levels during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.

Waterlicht, or water light, creates a virtual flood with technology, including LED lighting, lenses, and software. First installed in the Netherlands in 2015, Waterlicht has visually demonstrated water levels stemming from climate change around the world. Studio Roosegaarde brought what they call the dream landscape to New York City for World Water Day. Read more here>>