Podcast 1: Swamped by theRISEproject published on 2013/03/02 22:00:12 +0000 "We are headed right now on a path to an ice-free planet. And once we are there this planet will look nothing like it does today, and the human infrastructure that we all depend upon will not be able to adapt to those kinds of changes." --Dr. Healy Hamilton Sea level rise is an effect of global climate change. As oceans absorb heat from carbon pollution, the waters expand. And glacial melt pours ever more water into our oceans. Rising waters + high tides + storm surges of increasing frequency make for powerful impacts on shoreline cities and communities like the San Francisco Bay Area.