Using data from Climate Central, Pittsburgh-based artist Nickolay Lamm has created photoshopped images displaying the possible consequences of climate change in the next 500 years. Portraying scenes of iconic American architecture partially submerged in water, Lamm presents a visual representation of the effects of rising water levels throughout the world. The artist used stock photos to create altered images that display the before and after of 500 years of climate change that can increase water levels 20 to 25 feet. As we see familiar sites such as the Jefferson Memorial and Boston Harbor turned into islands of half-drowning buildings, the implications become closer to reality.

[via Curbed]