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The areas of south London that could be underwater by 2050

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How parts of south London appear on the map. Picture: Climate Central

Parts of south London could be submerged underwater in lower than 30 years, in line with a local weather change research.

Large areas of the town could be flooded, and the riverbanks utterly modified, if analysis by Climate Central is appropriate.

The information comes from main scientists and journalists who analysis local weather change and its affect on the general public.

They have created an interactive map, utilizing present predictions to indicate which areas of London and the remaining of the nation could be misplaced to rising sea ranges by 2050.

How elements of south London seem on the map. Picture: Climate Central

The map reveals that swathes of Wandsworth, together with bits of Battersea and Nine Elms, could underwater in practically 30 years.

Battersea Park and Battersea Power Station would be totally submerged.

Meanwhile, homes bordering the River Wandle in Earlsfield and Summerstown would be affected.

How parts of south London appear on the map. Picture: Climate Central

How elements of south London seem on the map. Picture: Climate Central

To the west, a lot of Richmond-upon-Thames would be flooded, with complete cities together with Barnes, Mortlake and Kew misplaced.

Though fortunately a small part of Kew Gardens and the historic Hampton Court palace would stay dry.

If the local weather change predictions are correct, the River Thames would spill into St Margarets, Petersham and Twickenham.

How parts of south London appear on the map. Picture: Climate Central

How elements of south London seem on the map. Picture: Climate Central

Moving in the direction of Surrey the projections look much less daunting.

Kingston and Surbiton come off largely unscathed, other than areas closest to the riverbank.

Areas away from the Thames, reminiscent of Epsom and Chessington look regular.

However, Climate Central admits the calculations that have led to fears of a nightmare situation embrace “some error”.

It says: “These maps incorporate huge datasets, which at all times embrace some error. These maps ought to be considered screening instruments to determine locations that might require deeper investigation of danger.”

The maps have been based mostly on “global-scale datasets for elevation, tides and coastal flood likelihoods” and “imperfect information is used”.

Somewhat comfortingly, Climate Central provides: “Our method makes it simple to map any situation shortly and displays threats from everlasting future sea-level rise properly.

“However, the accuracy of these maps drops when assessing dangers from excessive flood occasions.

“Our maps usually are not based mostly on bodily storm and flood simulations and don’t have in mind elements reminiscent of erosion, future adjustments within the frequency or depth of storms, inland flooding, or contributions from rainfall or rivers.”

But it provides: “Improved elevation information point out far higher world threats from sea degree rise and coastal flooding than beforehand thought and thus higher advantages from decreasing their causes.”

It ought to be famous that these are solely projections.