Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level

As ocean water warms, it increases in volume. Global warming of oceans and melting of glaciers and ice sheets are causing the sea level to rise. Higher oceans threaten homes and the built environment (e.g., roads and water supplies). Atolls are particularly vulnerable to damage from sea level rise.

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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Full Report Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Adapting to a Changing Climate Meghan Gombos, Scott Atkinson, and Supin Wongbusarakum Overview/Summary Document, Community Project Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Pacific at Risk: Our Knowledge, the Reality Wayne T. King & Grahm Sem Climate Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes PCEP
Overview of Sea Level Rise in the USAPI Dr. Charles "Chip" Fletcher and Dr. Art Sussman Overview/Summary Document Climate Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Sea Level PCEP
Hawai‘i's Changing Climate Dr. Chip Flectcher Overview/Summary Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Full Report: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Case Studies: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Overview/Summary Document, Research Document Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes PCEP

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Melting of ice sheets and glaciers, combined with the thermal expansion of seawater as the oceans warm, is causing sea level to rise. Seawater is beginning to move onto low-lying land and to contam... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Climate change presents U.S.-affiliated islands with unique challenges. Small islands are vulnerable to sea-level rise, extreme weather events, coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification, and contam... Research Finding Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP PCEP
Island communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems are vulnerable to coastal inundation due to sea-level rise and coastal storms. Flooding will become more frequent and coastal land will be perm... Explanation Home and National Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP PCEP
Coastal areas are at increasing risk from sea-level rise, storm surge, and other climate-related stresses. Global sea level is rising due to the warming-induced expansion of ocean water, accelerate... Explanation Home and National Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining how climate change can impact communities in Micronesia. Click "View Source" on the right to see the illustration and read the detailed descrip... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining that cumulative impacts result from multiple threats that occur to resources. Cumulative impacts from non-climate change threats degrade and we... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
As ocean water warms it expands causing the sea level to rise. The melting of glaciers and ice sheets also contribute to sea-level rise. Instruments mounted on satellites and tide gauges are use... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Sea Level Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Current and Future Climate of the Federated States of Micronesia PCEP

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