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A highly evocative map of Ireland and Britain in the year 2100 predicts the two nations will be half submerged by rising sea levels.
The image illustrates the doomsday scenario for Ireland and it makes for uncomfortable viewing.
More than half of Ireland is completely submerged and Connacht is by far the worst affected of any of the provinces.
Sligo has completely disappeared.
Created by Slovakian graphic artist Jason Simons, who specializes in detailed maps of the world and is previously known for his “World Map of the Internet”
, the map of Ireland and Britain is the artist’s first regional map in his new “World In 2100 Series.”
"After global warming and rising of sea level sharply escalated, sea level is now 100 meters higher than it was in [the] year 2000," Simons writes of the project.
The map does not link into a scientific survey but a number of pessimistic reports recently have predicted Ireland would be hard hit by climate change.
Roscommon is almost entirely gone, as is most of Galway and Mayo. The entire city of Dublin has also sunk into the Irish Sea - although its next door neighbor Wicklow seems remarkably untouched.
Up in Ulster, much of Antrim and Down are gone although Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast escapes.
Munster looks like the best placed to survive. Although parts of the famous Ring of Kerry are underwater, the rest of it looks almost untouched by comparison.