Sea Level Rise

Waves washing over the road in Santa Cruz, California during a combination high tide and wave event (Feb. 2008). As sea-level rise continues, flooding and coastal erosion will increase in intensity and duration raising infrastructure maintenance costs and disrupting transportation. Photo courtesy David L. Revell – ESA PWA

One of the responsibilities of our guest, John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, is to serve as the chair of the Ocean Protection Council which provides scientific research on a number of issues including sea level rise. And, according to the Secretary, recent research leaves little doubt that sea level rise will occur.

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