In the past 100 years, the sea rose less than 9 inches in California. By the end of this century, the surge could be greater than 9 feet. https://www.latimes.com/sealevelrise
In the next 100 years, damage from sea level rise could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history, according to the most extensive study to date. https://lat.ms/2O1joeF
California has both no time and too much time to act, resulting in paralysis, writes @RosannaXia. She and @Carolyn_Cole explored towns along the coast like Pacifica to see how each is dealing with sea level rise.
To play against the rising sea, there are only a few options:
➡Sea walls: Protect homes, but the beach disappears
➡Sand replacement: Temporary
➡Managed retreat: Relocate - let nature have the land
This graphic shows the costs of seawalls, which ends in loss of the beach.
We’ve all played by the shore and built castles in the sand, but seem to forget what happens next: The ocean always wins.
The rising sea is a challenge we’ll all have to face. Do you think you can find a way forward? Play The Ocean Game, an interactive simulation game with real-world stakes. https://lat.ms/2L3MKup
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