A new report by the Pacific Institute reveals that a 1.4 meter sea level rise will inundate thousands of acres in California and impact almost half a million people by 2100. Hardest hit will be low income people and communities of color, the Bay Area in general, and critical infrastructure like ports, railways, and water treatment facilities. Property damage alone could cost $100 billion. The report makes recommendations for how to minimize the damages and plan ahead; it also contains great maps you can download.
It's Getting Wetter Around Here
April 4, 2009