Why is Sea Level Rising? We Asked a NASA Scientist


Why is sea level rising?

Global sea levels are rising as a result of human-caused global warming, with recent rates being unprecedented over the past 2,500-plus years. NASA JPL’s sea level rise expert Ben Hamlington explains how our warming planet is causing sea levels to rise.

Learn more about how NASA monitors sea level rise: http://sealevel.nasa.gov/understanding-sea-level

Producers: Jessica Wilde, Scott Bednar
Editor: James Lucas
Credit: NASA

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