California Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance

California Coastal Commission

[From a Climate Wire article by Brittany Patterson, sub. req’d]  In a unanimous decision, the California Coastal Commission accepted the “Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance.” The document, described as a “menu of options,” includes strategies for adaptation, incorporating sea-level rise into coastal development plans and a primer on the climate science assessing rising seas.

Communities along the state’s more than 800 miles of coastline can expect to see oceans rise upward of 4 feet in many places by 2100. As of last July, more than 21 million people lived in California’s coastal counties, and the coastal and ocean economy brings in about $40 billion, according to figures cited in the commission’s report…


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