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New Zealand: Virtual reality game shows Wellington after sea level rise

Source(s):  Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd

It's hard to imagine sea level rising and creeping over city streets, but if you live in Wellington you don't have to.

The city council has developed a virtual reality simulator, allowing users to travel anywhere in the city, stand on the street, and see the impact of the rising sea levels.

You can stand in the shadow of Te Papa and watch as the whole area is swallowed by the ocean.

Or travel along Oriental Parade and watch the beach get washed away with only a 1-metre rise.

At six metres – the absolute worst-case scenario – you can watch the waters creep to the steps of the Beehive or flood the town of Makara.

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  • Publication date 23 Apr 2018

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