Video

Sea-Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster

The Center for American Progress visited Norfolk, Virginia, a city on the front lines of the fight against rising seas, to talk to residents and community leaders about their efforts to save the city and learn to live with the water.

Sea-level rise is a slow-moving threat that presents a tremendous risk to some of America’s most populous cities. The Center for American Progress visited Norfolk, Virginia, a city on the front lines of the fight against rising seas, to talk to residents and community leaders about their efforts to save the city and learn to live with the water. One thing is clear: Doing nothing is not an option.

mp4

Narration:
Lauren Vicary

Animation:
Noisy Neighbor Productions: http://noisyneighbor.tv/

Stock footage:
Prelinger Archives
NASA
Fugro Atlantic
The Associated Press
ABC News
CNN
WAVY 10

Special thanks to:
Lori Crouch, City of Norfolk
Tom McNeilan, Fugro Atlantic
Kyle Spencer, Fugro Atlantic
Larry Atkinson, Old Dominion University
Cathleen Kelly, Center for American Progress
Howard Marano, Center for American Progress
Michael Conathan, Center for American Progress
Noreen Nielsen, Center for American Progress

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.

Authors

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Kiley Kroh

Senior Editor, ThinkProgress

You Might Also Like