#DrownYourTown: What Happens When Twitter Users Get On-Demand Apocalyptic Sea Level Rise Maps

Researcher drowns over 50 locations in a 2-hour mapping marathon.

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Coastal cities get all the love when it comes to apocalyptic images of sea level rise. But last Wednesday, marine biologist Andrew David Thaler launched the #DrownYourTown hashtag, inviting Twitter users to request sea level rise visualizations for their hometown. Suddenly, anycity could star in its own The Day After Tomorrow.

Read more at The Atlantic Cities here.

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