Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what's at stake.

In this month’s environmental outlook, a look at rising sea levels and what’s at stake. Whether it’s caused by natural variability or human activity, the fact remains that sea levels are rising. The U.S. Geological Survey recently estimated that the Eastern Seaboard -- coined a "hotspot" by scientists -- will rise to four feet by 2100. A separate study by the National Research Council says ocean levels on the California coast could rise by three feet by the end of the century. Diane and her guests look at the causes and consequences of rising sea levels.

Guests

Dr. Ben Strauss

Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central.

Jessica Grannis

Staff Attorney and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Climate Center and Georgetown University Law Center.

Dr. Asbury Sallenger

Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey

Philip Mote

Professor, Oregon State University

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