Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities

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California coastal cities should be prepared for the possibility that oceans will rise more than 10 feet by 2100 and submerge parts of beach towns, the state Coastal Commission warns in new draft guidance.

The powerful agency, which oversees most development along 1,100 miles of coast, will consider approving the guidance this fall. A staff report recommending the changes was released last week.

Earlier commission guidance put top sea-level rise at 6 feet by 2100. But according to the new report, there’s the “potential for rapid ice loss to result in an extreme scenario of 10.2 feet of sea level rise” by the end of the century. |

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This article and its images were originally posted on [Scientific American Content] September 21, 2018 at 01:01PM. Credit to the original author and Scientific American Content | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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