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Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise up to 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly more than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says.
That's because much of California is sinking, extending the reach of a sea that is warming and expanding because of climate change, according to a report by a committee of scientists released Friday by the National Research Council.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
I'm sure 'California Sinking' isn't news to anyone. I just found the article intersting. It'll be the next generation .. or the next .. that will have major problems out there. Unless an earthquake speeds it all up. I'm thinking nuke plants .. and a california fukashima comes to mind ...
Originally posted by fixer1967
I remember seeing a bit on TV about if a quake hit just right that California could slid off the continental shelf into the ocean. In fact everything from San Andreas Fault out would end up in the ocean. They said the tsunami created could reach speeds of Mach 1. Hawaii would be washed away as would most of Japan. When it hit China the wave could take out low flying planes at 5000 to 10000 feet up. I forget how far inland they said it would go. They said the wave would travel around the world not just once but several times. That would be a very bad day for tehw whole world if it ever happened.