Sea-level rise is a slow-moving threat that presents a tremendous risk to some of America’s most populous cities. As climate change drives sea levels higher, and more Americans than ever are calling the coastal U.S. home, cities like Miami, New York and New Orleans will likely face billions of dollars in flood-related damages per year if nothing is done to address climate change. 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.
Video – Forced Migration from Sea Level Rise: The Marshallese are Losing their Homeland
Flooding from Climate Change will Submerge 1700 US Cities by 2100
UCS Facts Sheet on Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
Global Warming and Sea Level Rises on the US East Coast
Infographic – Sea Level Rise and Global Warming