Considering our love of the ocean and proximity to the coastline, it's often been said that climate change is going to screw the way many of us live. A newly launched website, Coastal Risk Australia also confirms this, presenting some alarming truths about coastal flooding thanks to that climate change catchcry: rising sea levels.
Offering detailed maps for Fremantle, Melbourne, Carins, Sydney, Byron Bay, Port Douglas, Darwin, Hobart, Newcastle and Gold Coast the website uses tides and elevation data and Google Earth Engine technology to predict - with maps - just how at risk your house will be in 2100. Even though the sea level rise projections are 84 years away, the data shows current home owners how climate change might impact your property values and insurance. Gulp.
You can check out how your home will be affected by typing in your address. Head to coastalrisk.com.au to see the eye-opening results.