Sea level rise is inevitable. Now what?

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Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a new report on the state of sea level rise.

That report presents five predictions for the level of sea level rise between now and 2100. At the low end of the scale, we could see as little as two feet, on the high end, upwards of seven.

The report says our actions today will determine how much it rises. But, they won't stop it. We are now in an age, argues the report, that sea level rise is inevitable.

Rebecca Herst, the director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, and Andrew Gottlieb, the executive director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, joined us to discuss the report and its impacts.

This segment aired on February 22, 2022.

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