Sea Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster

By Andrew Satter and Kiley Kroh

The following was originally posted by the Center for American Progress.

Sea-level rise is a slow-moving threat that presents a tremendous risk to some of America’s most populous cities. The Center for American Progress visited Norfolk, Virginia, a city on the front lines of the fight against rising seas, to talk to residents and community leaders about their efforts to save the city and learn to live with the water. One thing is clear: Doing nothing is not an option.

For more on Norfolk’s battle against sea-level rise, see “One Community’s Fight to Save Itself from Climate Change.”

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Meet the Author
Michael Conathan is the Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress.