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What climate change could look like

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

The suspected effects of climate change can be hard to visualize, but a new website allows you to see what rising sea levels could look like around the world.

"World Under Water" is exactly what it sounds like -- a tool that uses Google Street View imagery to show just about any location in the country under 6 feet of water. That's how much some scientists say sea levels could rise due to global warming.

The imagery is not entirely accurate -- it does not take sea level into account, instead just flooding everything with six feet of water. But here in low-lying Florida, even these imagined scenes could easily be real during a powerful hurricane, long before any purported effects of climate change.

You can search any address here: http://worldunderwater.org

(Note, the site is not very mobile-friendly. You may want to try from a desktop computer.)

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