Picturing Our Future
Climate Central releases an international collection of videos and interactive visualizations of long-term sea level rise that show what we can save—if we choose to act now.
Globally, sea levels have risen about seven inches since the beginning of the 20th century due to melting glaciers and ice sheets and the expansion of seawater as the oceans warm. This heightened level of water is increasing the number of coastal floods during regular high tides and during coastal storms, whether those storms are tropical systems or non-tropical systems such as Nor’easters. About 30% of the U.S. population lives in coastal counties.
Updated: July 2023
These resources explore the science, trends, and local impacts of coastal flooding and sea level riseSearch our resource library