Impact of rising sea may come sooner than expected

By Thomas Edson of Goleta, of Goleta, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of English & Humanities, Mt. San Antonio College

Re “Back off the beach and the rising sea? No way, California cities say“; April 28, 2020; CalMatters

Actually, at this point “king tides” inundate surface areas of the California coastline in a manner not seen before, but also, and perhaps more importantly, such tides frequently endanger coastal aquifers upon which many communities depend for fresh water.

Wish as they might otherwise, coastal communities are seeing severe impacts already, with imperiled water supplies, beach and cliff erosion, and damaged roads and underground infrastructures. 2050? No way. 2030 in some places.

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