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Can You Guess What America Will Look Like in 10,000 Years? A Quiz

“What would happen if the current growth trend in greenhouse gas emissions continues for the rest of this century before reversing? It’s a question worth pondering, especially with a president who has vowed to quit the Paris climate accord and is aggressively promoting the use of coal, gas and oil.

“Our research with colleagues indicates that one consequence would be an unrelenting rise of the oceans for 10,000 years, ultimately reaching more than 170 feet above present levels, with half of that increase occurring in the next thousand years. . . .

“Try to figure out the states by the shapes of their remaining landforms if oceans were to rise by more than 170 feet.”

FULL STORY published April 20, 2018 via The New York Times Sunday review