sea level rise

Shrinking Shores Event

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00am
Santa Monica Beach
North of Annenberg Community Beach House, West of the Bike Path by Lifeguard Tower 2
Santa Monica, CA 90402
In anticipation of World’s Ocean Day, Join us for Shrinking Shores
Explore climate change impacts and solutions on Santa Monica’s beaches
The City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works are working with the State Coastal Conservancy and coastal communities across California to educate and engage the community on the impacts of sea level rise. 


An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica

Wed, 02/22/2017 (All day)

New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica.



Tue, 02/07/2017 (All day)

There's a glacier in Antarctica so immense that, if it melted, would raise sea levels globally by 3.5 metres.

It's melting. Right now.


Want to See Global Warming's Potential Impact on Santa Monica Beaches?

Mon, 11/21/2016 (All day)

A few decades from now, your favorite sunning spot along the beach in Santa Monica could succumb to the fish as a result of global warming and an expected rise in sea level. It sounds like the plot of a summer blockbuster, but a group of scientists is using technology to visualize this potential real-life scenario.


The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

Linber Anej waded out in low tide to haul concrete chunks and metal scraps to shore and rebuild the makeshift sea wall in front of his home. The temporary barrier is no match for the rising seas that regularly flood the shacks and muddy streets with saltwater and raw sewage, but every day except Sunday, Mr. Anej joins a group of men and boys to haul the flotsam back into place.