Earth’s seas are rising, a direct result of a changing climate. Ocean temperatures are increasing, leading to ocean expansion. And as ice sheets and glaciers melt, they add more water. An armada of increasingly sophisticated instruments, deployed across the oceans, on polar ice and in orbit, reveals significant changes among globally interlocking factors that are driving sea levels higher. The changes in our Bay may be difficult for most of us to perceive but they are happening.

​On March 18, 2017, Ross Clark spoke about adapting to predicted sea level rise in Santa Cruz County at an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County.

This video documents Ross Clark’s Monterey Bay Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study.

Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, Sustainability and Climate Action Manager for the City of Santa Cruz, has been largely responsible for the city of Santa Cruz’s award winning emissions mitigation and climate adaptation policies, projects, and programs. She also formed and leads the Central Coast Climate Collaborative. This is a presentation from  the January 2019 Save Our Shores Steward Training.

Jason Scorse from the Middlebury Institute on how rascism and environmental injustice have affected the California Coast and helped to fuel the climate crisis.

Interview with Jason Scorse from the Middlebury Institute about sea walls, how they are made and how they impact the environment.

USCS Professor Gary Griggs talks about acidification in the Monterey Bay.

UCSC Professor Gary Grigs and how he got involved with ocean health.

USCS Professor Gary Griggs talks about why it may be difficult to perceive how climate change is affecting the Monterey Bay.

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