Sea-Level Rise for California, Oregon, Washington and Globe Estimated in New Report – June 22
Global sea level rose during the 20th century, and observations and projections suggest that it will rise at a higher rate during the 21st century, placing coastal cities and infrastructure at increased risk from flooding, storm surges, shoreline erosion and retreat, and wetland loss. However, sea-level rise is not uniform and varies from place to place. A new report from the National Research Council projects global sea-level rise as well as for California, Oregon, and Washington for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100.
On Friday, June 22, starting at 3 p.m. EDT (noon PDT), the Research Council will hold a one-hour telephone news conference to release the report Sea-Level Rise off California, Oregon, and Washington. Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 21. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 3 p.m. EDT Friday, June 22. To obtain an embargoed copy and to receive the call-in number and password for the telephone news conference, reporters should contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.