Originally aired on October 13, 2020
Presented by Professor Molly Mitchell
Rising seas, frequent flooding, and subsiding land threatens coastal communities around the globe. Professor Molly Mitchell, a Research Assistant Professor with the Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has made it her life's work to understand these threats and how they affect communities. Professor Mitchell gives us a primer on sea level rise — what causes it, how it is affecting the United States, and what can be done to address it. She also shares her work to promote resilience in coastal communities.