So what?

The future of what makes California 🐻 “California” is at stake.

So what can we do, right now?

  • First, local governments must earmark funds to conduct vulnerability studies and build resilience into civic planning. The state’s Ocean Protection Council is providing grants to local governments to do this work

  • Second, Californians can help keep sea level rise at bay reducing our carbon footprint. The state is now working toward a 2030 target of reducing emissions 40% below 1990 levels.

Here’s the cost of inaction:

Our Environment

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Our Economy

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Our Infrastructure

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Our Way of Life

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Visualize Sea Level Rise Near You

Use this viewer to zoom into your favorite coastal zone and experience the flooding that could be coming your way.

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Myth vs. Reality

Facts – not fears 😱 – will guide California’s resilience planning.

Myth:
Future generations can manage sea level rise.
Myth:
Rising seas only affect wealthy communities.
Myth:
“Managed retreat” is our best option
Myth:
Concrete seawalls can save us.
Cardiff, San Diego

The Solution

Sea level rise is a complex issue that will take decades to solve. The good news is that experts know what we need to do right now. Using the best science and working together, we can start building a more resilient California.

Sharp Park, Pacifica

FAQs

The complex issue of sea level rise can be confusing. Here we answer basic questions.