07/15/2013 09:34 am ET

What The West Coast Could Look Like If Climate Change Continues

Nickolay Lamm

But the West Coast we all know and love may be under as much as 25 feet of water in the years to come. National Geographic reports that Global Mean Sea Levels have risen 4 to 8 inches over the past century, and more alarmingly, the rate at which the sea-level rises has doubled over the past 20 years. 

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