What is Sea Level Rise

Earth’s seas are rising, a direct result of a changing climate. Ocean temperatures are increasing, leading to ocean expansion. And as ice sheets and glaciers melt, they add more water. An armada of increasingly sophisticated instruments, deployed across the oceans, on polar ice and in orbit, reveals significant changes among globally interlocking factors that are driving sea levels higher.

Sea Level Rise in the Monterey Bay


On March 18, 2017, Ross Clark spoke about adapting to predicted sea level rise in Santa Cruz County at an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County.

This video documents Ross Clark’s Monterey Bay Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study