Rising Tides: Understanding Sea Level Rise

As human activity warms our planet, the ocean absorbs over 90 percent of the excess heat. This increases water volume and melts ice sheets and glaciers, contributing to sea level rise. Watch the video to learn how much global sea level is rising each year, what that looks like in everyday terms, and why it matters. Download the video: https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/199/rising-tides-understanding-sea-level-rise/

Updated: April 2, 2020 — 3:09 pm

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