'You can already see the damage' of rising sea levels as a new map emerges showcasing a worrying trend.

South Walney could be almost completely underwater if the sea level was the rise two metres, according to new data.

An interactive map – created by Climate Central – which consolidates peer-reviewed science in leading journals to produce sea level rise and coastal flood maps shows the majority of south Walney to be underwater following an increase in water levels.

On the map Roa Island and large portions of Rampside and Roosebeck could be underwater through two metres of water level rises.

LogicM said: "You can already see the damage to Walney in the last 5-10 years due to climate change and rising sea levels. Storm surges are causing erosion at Earnse Bay for example, which is only going to get worse.

"The sea levels don't even need to rise that much to cause a lot more damage."

Macca89 said: "Isn't most of that red on Walney the reclaimed land and landfill? So just nature taking back what's rightfully nature's?"

The Observer said: "We are still in the last ice age, hasn't ended yet. I can't see the sea levels rising if the North Pole melts which is floating ice. May rise if the South Pole melts."

nosensenononsense said: "There's an awful lot of ice in the Arctic that isn't sea ice.

"The ice age has nothing to do with the rapid rate of warming the planet is currently experiencing.

"There is no excuse for ignorance on this subject."

A water level two metres above the high tide line could be reached through combinations of sea level rise, tides, and storm surge.

Councils have been implementing methods to reduce coastal erosion and flooding on Walney, as well as other parts of the county vulnerable to rising sea levels.