the campaign message
The photographs in this campaign are theatrical visualisations of a flooded Britain, intended to encourage you to imagine what could happen to low-lying towns and cities in the event of a 4°c rise in average temperatures. Millions of people currently live on land at risk from coastal flooding, and it will be impossible to build sufficient sea defences to protect every community. As polar ice caps continue to melt, coastlines will be submerged on every continent and it will be necessary to redraw our maps of the world. Humans are now the dominant cause of sea level rise, and it is more important than ever that each and every individual takes responsibility for anthropogenic climate change by adopting sustainable and low impact lifestyles. We all have enormous power to change the world if we, as billions of individuals, work together towards a common goal.
RISE IN TEMPERATURE
HOUSEHOLDS AT SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING
POTENTIAL INCREASE IN CO2 CONCENTRATIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE
This timeline records the history of anthropogenic climate change thus far, taking into account the causes, the surrounding studies, population changes, global temperatures and the effects of these changes on people, landscapes and wildlife.
The SubmergedUK campaign is about raising awareness, but it's also about empowering people to make positive changes. On the Get Involved page you will find links to a range of advice about how to live in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way. I wish you all the best of luck! If we all get stuck into a bit of #climateaction we can truly make this a turning point for our planet.