Sea-Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster

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.


Lauren Vicary

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Stock footage:
Prelinger Archives
Fugro Atlantic
The Associated Press
ABC News

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