Here I have collected some additional material that may be useful to the press. You can find alternative images that put the story into context.
I've made 3 different versions of the PR figure. High res versions are here.
Pictures of flooding events
pictures from flooding events caused by extreme events (storm surges) are relevant because the likelihood of critically high sea level greatly increases when mean sea level rises even 30 cm (we project ~1 m rise).
Storm surge from Hurricane Carol lashes Rhode Island Yacht Club
Rhode Island 1969
Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce
New Orleans/ Katrina photos have complications due to local factors. (Although it is clear that, if mean sea level is a meter higher, then you dont need quite as big a storm to surmount the obstacles. therefore the likelihood of such devastating impacts greatly increases. -Assuming adequate adaptive measures are not taken).
Inundation maps are available from CReSIS.
cresis website can be used if proper credit is given. I was instructed that you can use these images by simply giving credit to the CReSIS and Haskell organizations and the webpage.
Map Credit: "CReSIS.ku.edu/Haskell Indian Nations University"
Greenland and Antarctic Glaciers
There are two big contributors to global sea level rise: Thermal expansion of the oceans and melting of the ice masses on earth. The great uncertainty is how rapid the large ice sheets respond to warming. The present models (i.e. those used in IPCC) can not show the rapid dynamical changes observed. Therefore a picture from one of these glaciers can be used to put the story in context (as they have accelerated beyond expectations) .
Links to other useful material:
Aslak Grinsted > Publication filecabinet > Publications > Reconstructing sea level from paleo and projected temperatures 200 to 2100 AD >