Rising ocean waters pose big threat
July 24, 2013
A panel of legislators today is hearing a discussion of climate change and its importance to Californians as — according to Gov. Jerry Brown — a “very slow but inexorable” rise in sea levels begins to approach an irreversible crisis stage. (Sacramento Bee)
The Select Committee On Sea Level Rise And The California Economy is examining how rising water along the state’s famous coastline will affect fishing, tourism and agriculture.
Brown told graduating U.C. Berkeley students recently that higher ocean waters will present the greatest environmental challenge yet.
He said then that climate change and melting ice caps pose a much more serious threat to the future than any other issue.
Brown told the students, “That’s the world you face. But you have the skills and the knowledge and the sense of the good. You can make change.”