Coastal Flooding

Join our regular panel in a comprehensive examination of the escalating risks associated with coastal flooding and sea level rise and the complex interconnected factors driving them.

This video was recorded on January 30th, 2024, and published on February 18th, 2024.

Throughout the dialogue, the panelists provide a comprehensive examination of the escalating risks associated with coastal flooding and sea level rise. They highlight the disparities in vulnerability between developed and developing regions, emphasizing the urgent need for collective action to address the impacts of climate-induced flooding on coastal communities worldwide. The discussion underscores the complex scientific factors driving sea level rise, including thermal expansion, ice sheet melting, and changes in ocean currents, highlighting the interconnected nature of these phenomena and their global implications.

Paul and Peter emphasize the non-uniform nature of sea level rise, noting regional variations and localized effects such as coastal erosion and permafrost degradation. They stress the importance of considering the accelerating pace of global warming in assessing the vulnerability of ice sheets like Greenland and the potential for rapid sea level rise in the coming years. The panelists urge policymakers to prioritize proactive measures to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise, emphasizing the need for realistic planning based on projected temperature increases, rather than aspirational targets like 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Regina underscores the importance of public awareness and education in addressing the climate emergency, urging viewers to share information and engage in conversations about the escalating risks posed by sea level rise. She emphasizes the role of individual action in raising awareness and driving collective efforts to address the challenges of climate change. The dialogue concludes with a call to action for viewers to advocate for proactive measures and to spread awareness of the urgent need for action in addressing the climate emergency, setting the stage for continued engagement and dialogue in future forums.


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