Rising Sea Levels Could Affect State of California

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming.  It is to be noted that California is a state with a Pacific Ocean coastline stretching more than 800 miles.

Recorded sea levels rose 7 inches during the 20th century in San Francisco, Schwarzenegger said in the executive order for study of how much more the sea could rise, what other consequences of global warming were coming and how the state should react.

“The longer that California delays planning and adapting to sea level rise the more expensive and difficult adaptation will be,” Schwarzenegger said, ordering a report by the end of 2010.

I’m so glad that there is a least one politician that is taking Global Warming seriously and doing something about it.  He knows very well how Global Warming is affecting the state of California with its ferocious wildfires which have destroyed several homes in Southern California.

“Fires that began last Thursday have destroyed more than 800 houses, mobile homes and apartments in Los Angeles County, Riverside and Orange counties to the east and Santa Barbara County to the north. In the Oakridge Mobile Home Park, 484 mostly mobile homes were burned in a space of 200 acres.”

Other state governors should take heed at Gov. Schwarzenegger‘s precautionary actions, because one thing is certain, in the future their states will also feel the consequences of global warning and climate change.  Good Day.

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