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Rising Sea Level Threatens Los Angeles

February 26, 2014

Full Article at http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/rising_sea_level_threatens_los_angeles_20140223

By Tim Radford

Los Angeles, City of the Angels in southern California, sits on a flat shelf of the Pacific coast of America, with a view of the sea. And if climate scientists are right, it could soon have an even closer view of the sea.

The city of more than 12 million people occupies 12,000 square kilometres of land, much of it no more than three metres above sea level. By 2050, rising sea levels could pose a threat to the infrastructure, museums and historic buildings of this great capital of entertainment, education, business, tourism and international trade, according to a new study by the University of Southern California.

“Some low-lying areas within the city’s jurisdiction, such as Venice Beach and some areas of Wilmington and San Pedro, are already vulnerable to flooding”, says Phyllis Grifman, lead author of the report, commissioned by the city and the USC Sea Grant Program.

Full Article at http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/rising_sea_level_threatens_los_angeles_20140223

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Maurice Perron permalink
    February 28, 2014 7:43 am

    Looks like if they want to save their culture and art they better start moving to higher ground because there’s not much else they can do. Time is running out tic toc.

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