Is there anything as soothing as the sound of ocean waves? For many people, no, but for climate scientists, those waves are worrying. A new study from researchers at UC Santa Cruz gives everyone more cause for worry: it directly connects how strong waves are with ocean warming. "Upper-ocean warming, a consequence of anthropogenic global warming, is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger," the paper reads. Stronger waves could mean faster coastal erosion and greater flooding at the places already most immediately impacted by climate change.