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Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners.
In June, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined a $19.5 billion plan to defend New York City against rising seas. “Sandy was a temporary setback that can ultimately propel us forward,” he said.
The Facts About Sea Level Rise Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating. Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges.
Of the 50 states, Florida is the most vulnerable to rising sea levels, standing just a few feet above the current level.
Rising seas will flood many of our coastal military bases. Take Action Urge Congress to strengthen the National Flood Insurance Program so that we can better protect people and property from the impacts of climate change, and ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely.
Rising seas eroded the coastline of this resort region in Hoi An, Vietnam, causing its buildings to crack apart and start tumbling into the water. Climate change is threatening low-lying regions across the globe with similar destruction.
Hal, who is in his early seventies and has been studying sea level rise for over 40 years, pulls at his Burt Reynolds moustache, readjusts his taupe corduroy suit, and continues.
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Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science. California Ocean Science Trust, April 2017. FUNDING Funding was provided by the California Ocean Protection Council.
Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage' “Every year you wait to make decisions and take actions, the risk goes up," said retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White.