The West Coast will see an ocean several inches higher in coming decades, with most of California expected to get sea levels a half foot higher by 2030, according to a report released Friday.
The study by the National Research Council gives planners their best look yet at how melting ice sheets and warming oceans associated with climate change will raise sea levels along the country’s Pacific coast. It is generally consistent with earlier global projections, but takes a closer look at California, Oregon and Washington.
Although the 6 inches expected for California by 2030 seem minor, the report estimated that sea levels there will be an average of 3 feet higher by 2100. About 72 percent of the state’s coast is covered by sandy cliffs, and the rest include beaches, sand dunes, bays and estuaries.
CSU schools have canceled spring 2013 admissions in a desperate move to save hundreds of millions of dollars.
In a desperate move to cut enrollment and save hundreds of millions of dollars, Cal State East Bay and all CSU campuses have canceled spring admissions, in 2013. It’s just the first of several cost cutting measures trustees will make to close a $500 million budget gap and plan for another $200 million in potential cuts due to declines in state funding.