The effects of climate change are well documented, but it’s widely agreed that not enough is being done to combat the problem.

To promote World Environment Day on June 5, CarbonStory – a crowdfunding platform for environmental projects – partnered with marketing agencies BDDO and Proximity Singapore to create an interactive site called World Under Water. Powered by Google Maps and exclusive to Chrome, it lets you pick any Street View location and see what it will look like after sea levels have risen.

Screen Shot 2014 05 07 at 10.48.01 730x705 Google Street View flooded: See what your neighborhood would look like if sea levels rise

The implementation is actually very simple. The site uses the same effect for every location and the sea level doesn’t change depending on your geography. Even so, it’s an admirable idea and the illusion is fairly believable.

If you’re struggling for ideas, the site also offers a number of well-known cities and landmarks to choose from. When you’re done, the World Under Water site lets you share the submerged Street View location on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to offering advice on reducing your carbon footprint.

World Under Water

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