Prof & A Pint: Challenges on the Edge: Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise and the Future of California's Coast with Prof. Gary Griggs
Climate is changing, sea levels are rising and the California coast in the way. Low-lying areas like the shoreline of much of San Francisco Bay already experience very high tides and what has been called nuisance flooding, which over time will become permanent inundation. The outer coast must deal with flooding but also cliff, bluff and dune erosion. Over the short term, perhaps until mid-century, King tides, El Niño events, and storm waves at times of high tides will have the greatest impact on California’s coast and shoreline. All recent studies indicate that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating and California’s coastal communities need to begin planning for and adapting to that inevitability now.
Monday, January 14 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Forager Tasting Room and Eatery 420 South 1st St, San Jose, CA 95172
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