Rising ocean waters pose big threat

July 24, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown

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.”


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Rambunctious

The tide comes in the tide goes out and funding the scientist can’t do without…

They say look out the sky is falling so the bank of China Mr Brown is calling…

I guess we all will drown one day…

And Paso Robles will be a Bay…


paragon

You already posted this nonsense once. Grow up.


MarkGB

My memory isn’t as good as it used to be, but didn’t Chicken Little start the PC environmental hysteria by crying out “the ocean is rising, the ocean is rising”?


MaryMalone

Very nice ostrich impression.


Maxfusion

Rubbish, and I know. I check the tidal benchmarks in the NOAA PID files regularly. You lie Jerry. Bad Jesuit.


zaphod

have you seen the lake at the north pole?


MaryMalone

It is about time Governor Brown addressed this issue. The changes humans will have to make to deal with the rising ocean levels are going to be costly and take much time to accomplish.


I have been grinding my teeth over Brown’s wasting his time (and our funds) on his bullet train to no-where, while the future of our state, and our country, depends on starting NOW to deal with this predictable threat to our future.


Reality Check

Nonsense, Gov. Brown!


Rambunctious

The tide comes in the tide goes out and funding the scientist can’t do without…

They say look out the sky is falling so the bank of China Mr Brown is calling…


Jorge Estrada

The Arabs have lots of sand just waiting for the beaches to come. Think positive and look forward to belly dancers and fun in the sun.


Citizen

So, why, Governor Brown do you and yours make it impossible to set up desal plants along the California coast. The coastal commission is protecting the coastline that you say will be gone in time.

Maybe you should talk to California water officials instead of students at UCBerkeley. Just a suggestion.


MaryMalone

It is not impossible to build desalination plants along the California coast. Because of the potential damage to the environment, there are specific guidelines that have to be met.


However, given the possibility of coastal flooding, perhaps consideration of building any type of development along the coast should be suspended until new policies can be set.


In Australia, there are areas along the coast where people can no longer buy or sell property, nor can they get building permits for existing residential lots. Australia enacted these laws because of the anticipated coastal flooding due to climate change.


r0y

But we elected Obama… the sea levels were supposed to lower or something…? :/


This junk science to get funding is becoming ridiculous. The climate changes, it always has: get over it.


MaryMalone

Illogical argument.


The climate change Gov. Brown is going to address is NOT the usual climate change we have experienced in the past. Not only is the change much more extreme, it is occurring at an accelerated rate.


Megastorms Could Drown Massive Portions of California (Scientific American, 2012)

http://tinyurl.com/mx9y358


r0y

My bad. Hard to keep up with all the changes in the lie. Thankfully, there are enough professional charlatans and liars about.


zaphod

“clean coal”