Glaciers crumble and sea levels rise in this frightening new immersive mixed reality clip

A meteorologist stands next to a crumbling glacier.

Tree-lined streets turn to rivers in the Charleston, South Carolina, of the future. Street lights hang suspended just feet from the water’s surface as a meteorologist perched on a rooftop explains that this is the view we might see in the year 2100 if climate change continues at its current pace.

The scene is from The Weather Channel’s latest mixed reality segment, which connects the flooding of tomorrow to the melting glaciers and sea level rise of today. It marks a slight deviation from its ongoing campaign to put its meteorologists in the middle of virtual but hyperrealistic extreme weather events.

Some of these have touched on climate change and its role in worsening the wildfires that scorch the West Coast every year or the…

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