Why will California have higher sea level rise?

by on July 18, 2012

 
 
 

 

 

California’s coastline is sinking as sea levels go up a meter or more over the next century. A major earthquake could make the situation even worse.

UC Santa Cruz director of the Institute of Marine Sciences explains the curious reason why California will see higher than average sea level rise, while the Pacific Northwest will see a lower rise. A major earthquake could make the situation even worse.

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