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Dr. Gary Griggs: Rising seas threaten U.S. coastlines and cities

Dr. Gary Griggs, from the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be available for interviews on Thursday, April 6, from 12:30-2 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Thursday, April 6, 12:30 to 3 p.m. ET

Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, posing a catastrophic threat to people, private development, public infrastructure, and the economy.

Available Expert:

Dr. Gary Griggs is a distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He can discuss topics including:

  • Which U.S. cities and infrastructure are most vulnerable to future sea-level rise;
  • The hazards of short-term sea-level rise (including king tides, El Niño events, and large waves at times of high tides), long-term global sea-level rise, and coastal impacts of storms;
  • What cities or communities need to consider before building seawalls, revetments or other barriers to protect them from sea-level rise and storm waves;
  • Other ways that humans can adapt to the reality of rising seas, such as managed relocation, realignment, or retreat; and
  • What can be done to slow sea-level rise.

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