Skip to comments.California to see higher than average sea level rise, report says
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says.
Sea level rise isnt a political question its a scientific reality, said Gary Griggs-Wanker, a coastal geologist at UC Santa Cruz and a member of the committee that issued the report.
The 274-page report was drafted by a committee of U.S. scientists that formed as a result of a 2008 executive order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, which directed state agencies to plan for the effects of sea level rise.
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California will now pass legislation outlawing the Sun for getting warmer than it prefers. And will tax all the people on an increasingly sliding scale until it performs accordingly.
Who could believe anything this guy says with a name like that??
So is the Pacific Ocean tilting east and Japan will have corresponding lower levels?
The only way to solve this “problem” is to jail Bush/Cheney/Halliburton for war crimes, take all the money from the rich, burn Wall Street, destroy Israel.
Gee Al Gore’s $9 million California seaside mansion might get flooded. You think that Mr. the seas are going to rise and inundate our coasts would have seen that coming.
Well, what they taught me at culinary school is that there will be a slip, your land will rise back or buckle, and you will be overcooked toast.
Good luck California.
California is sinking under the weight of its gov't debt? Or illegal aliens? Or both?
Just California. The Oregon and Washington beaches will be just spiffy.
so what? we are not going to be here after 12/21/2012, LOL
I think we are getting our wish, and CA is slowly falling into the ocean.
Water seeks it’s own level.
The ocean is not rising! California is sinking!!!
Colorado says that the rain is theirs and best not capture it in cisterns otherwise you'll be charged for stealing unless you pay a fee for the cisterns.
That no longer exists, it was replaced with government grants.
Can we hurry it up? Make it rise further?
Let's all burn some tires.
The article says the rise is 9 in not one foot. It also says for past 100 yrs it has risen 8 in. Much ado about nothing and one doesn’t even have to get into the cause for such a small increase.
The land along the beaches rises and falls like twice a day, a distance of several feet. Nobody cares.
This is only being claimed because liberals live there.
This character has set a timeframe by the end of which he’ll most likely be retired with his pension, sitting on the same stretch of beach that he predicted would be under water and belching after finishing off his ten-pack of beer.
“...poor and minorities hardest hit.”
So...there’s a bright side to global warming? :)
I hope it happens before the first Tuesday in November.
Not to worry Laz - when I leave CA, I’m pulling the plug. It’ll sink soon enough - then I’ll have a beach in AZ!
“California is sinking under the weight of its gov’t debt? Or illegal aliens? Or both?”
Neither. California is sinking under the weight of its own bullshiite.
I would imagine you’d be able to purchase some beachfront property at a nice price. Has the exodus inland started?
Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says.So it's all in the future. Nothing actually has happened yet.
Or rather, what's happened is, chicken little's voice just went up 2 octaves.
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