220 km of coastline threatened by rising sea levels due to the effects of climate change.
As a result of climate change, the global average sea level increased from 11 to 16 cm in the 20th century.
Even with abrupt and immediate reductions in carbon emissions, it could increase another 0.5 meters to 1 meter this century. In higher emission scenarios, the 21st century elevation may approach or, in extremes, exceed 2 meters in the event of early instability of the Antarctic ice sheet.
According to a report submitted by a group of researchers, the rise in sea level is an "inevitable phenomenon" by 2100 which will have dramatic consequences on coastal populations. If the "speed and intensity" of the ocean's rise depend on global warming, scientists no longer exclude that the water rises two meters by the end of the century. Abandonment of the coastline “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) estimates that the sea could rise by more than 1.10 m, but in a hypothesis of strong climate change and melting of a significant part of the polar caps, the total elevation could reach 2 m, underlines Audrey Bethinger, prospective project manager at the National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA).
It is from these forecasts that I undertook the realization of a photographic work where, in the midst of this nature and along this coastline soon underwater, successive scenes that navigate between surrealism and irony .