Thursday, March 26, 2009

Impact of rising sea levels will be severe on California

If global sea levels rise five feet by 2100, California stands to loose $100 billion worth of property (including luxury homes). (Bloomberg) Pound360 can hear you scoffing now. Who cares! Let the rich lose their precious seaside mansions. Well, there's more. The rising sea levels will flood 330 hazardous waste sites, too.

What can we do? We could build sea walls and levees for an initial investment of $14 billion and $1.4 billion in annual maintenance. Pound360 says let's use that money to clean up the hazardous waste sites and let the rich lose their precious seaside mansions.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.