As New Yorkers are preparing for rising sea levels and coastal flooding, a panel on the west coast is worried about the same problems.
A recent report shows that sea levels could potentially rise 55 inches by the end of the century, and it means that Californians have some work to do. Maps have been created to demonstrate just what kind of trouble the Golden State is in. Venice, Marina Del Ray, and even San Francisco airports could be under water in worst-case scenarios.
The kind of action the panel is pushing for is slowing down coastal developments, forcing existing buildings and areas to prepare for the worst, and moving any important electrical equipment or services to higher ground.