An interesting little installation by Michael Pinsky shows the trouble London could be in if sea levels continued to rise unchecked. The threat of rising water levels is mostly understood, but this installation makes the issue a lot clearer and visible by adding LED rings to famous monuments to show how deep London would be in water.
It isn’t an emergency scenario, with Pinsky choosing a water level rise of 28 meters in the next 1000 years. So in a millenium, London as we know it today would be under a 28 feet deep cover of water. The 28 meter number isn’t some random number pulled out just for effect, it is very much a likely scenario using current scientific research and data.
At the current rate of climate change however, the Thames might soon break its barriers and flood the city, marking the way to the model installation by the artist. PLUNGE installation appeared at three sites in London, the Seven Dials Sundial Pillar, Paternoster Square Column, and the Duke of York Column.