Georgetown's Jessica Grannis Discusses Sea-Level Rise on the Diane Rehm Show
Georgetown's Jessica Grannis joined the Diane Rehm Show on NPR radio Tuesday to discuss rising sea-levels and the actions that cities and states are taking to adapt to climate change.
The program comes following the release of two recent studies on sea-level rise. The U.S. Geological Survey recently estimated that by 2100 the ocean will rise by four feet on the eastern coast of the United States. Another study by the National Research Council says ocean levels on the California coast could also rise by three feet by the end of the century.
To listen to a excerpt from the show, click play button below:
Other guests on the program included:
- Dr. Ben Strauss Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
- Dr. Asbury Sallenger Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey
- Philip Mote Professor, Oregon State University
- Analysis of Flood Insurance Reauthorization and Reform Law (2012) - Jessica Grannis summarizes and provides analysis on federal changes that may impact state and local adaptation planning.
- Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use - Jessica Grannis explores 18 different land-use tools that can be used to preemptively respond to the threats posed by sea-level rise to both public and private coastal development and infrastructure, and strives to assist governments in determining which tools to employ to meet their unique socio-economic and political contexts.