Professor James White, University of Colorado Boulder and Director of INSTAAR explains why we can't rely on sea levels to stay the same, especially as the earth's climate system is changing.

Learn how sea level rise is affecting U.S. Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Retired Captain Joe Bouchard is the former Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk. Captain Bouchard describes how the largest naval base in the United States adapted their piers and utility services to rising seas and greater frequency of storm surges.

Explore the neighboring community, and the concern that sea level rise poses to local residents and businesses. Former NASA Climate Change Policy Coordinatpr Doug Dwoyer describes the "direct threat" that sea level rise presents to civil engineering. And, as people plan for a "managed retreat," what will be left behind?

Produced by Learn More About Climate, University of Colorado Boulder.
Written and directed by Don Downey.