NOAA’s 2022 Sea Level Rise Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its Technical Report on the expected rise is sea levels in the next 30 years and its impact on U.S. states and territories. You can find the report here: 2022 Technical Report, Data, FAQs

Key points in the report:

  • Sea levels are going to rise by 10 – 12 inches (25 – 30 cm) by 2050
  • Sea level rise is affected by climate change and greenhouse gas emissions
  • The frequency of extreme flooding events will increase. For example, moderate flooding events, where damage is likely to occur, are expected to increase from ~1 to ~4 times per year

This report is certainly motivating us to look more closely at how we can reduce our overall carbon footprints.