A 10 feet rise in California sea water is likely

April 28, 2017 3:53 PM |

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The California government council is threatening that an increase in the sea level by 10 feet would be seen by the end of the century. This would abolish airports in Oakland and San Francisco. It could even Swamp roadways, low-lying bridges, railroad tracks, farmland, beaches and some towns. In a report released by the California Ocean Protection Council advisory team, almost 42000 homes would completely drown.

After the prediction by the California Council, Louisiana’s governor declared an emergency over the state’s vanishing coastline as Louisiana could lose 2250 square miles of shoreline to rising water levels in the next 50 years. Water would also rise 30 times faster than in the last century.

A study in nature climate change held last week warned that Miami is also facing an increase in sea level. It would affect 2.5 million Miami residents and they could even be driven out from their homes by 2100.

Whereas, a separate study held this month by the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that rising sea level would wash out up to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California by the next century without a major change in fossil fuel emissions.

In the best case, if the fossil fuel emissions are significantly curbed, levels in San Francisco Bay would still increase up to 2.4 feet. Even this could lead to destroying property, infrastructure, and the economy.

The group amended before evaluations upward on the grounds that ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland are liquefying at an inexorably quick pace. Also, a worldwide temperature alteration impacts are being seen, and new revelations have added to logical learning about what's going on, as indicated by the report. The report was last considered four years back.

California has a portion of the hardest anti-pollution measures in the country, yet its 1,100-mile coastline is to a great degree helpless against environmental change. Specialists now believe that Antarctic ice melts will hit the West Coast particularly hard because of the Earth’s rotation and gravitational pull on ocean waters.

The report claims that, for each foot of worldwide ocean level rise brought about by the loss of ice on West Antarctica, ocean level will rise around 1.25 feet along the California drift.

U.S. policy is probably not going to turn the corner and would seriously control non-renewable energy source under President Donald Trump, who has called the environmental change a "scam" and Environmental Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt, who says he is incredulous that people and CO2 are the main cause of global warming.

The Ocean Protection Council was made by California to help plan for the results of rising sea levels, including property devastation and financial effect.

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