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Global Warming Warming + Rising Sea = What for LA?

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A report released yesterday by the state's interagency Climate Action Team that shows the impacts of rising sea levels and what cities and residents must do in regards to flooding, erosion and other effects. If the ocean rises 55 inches, things change drastically, enough to affect hundreds of thousands of people, the LA Times reports. "Detailed maps of the coastline, published on the institute's website, show that residential neighborhoods in Venice and Marina del Rey could find themselves in a flood zone. Water could cover airports in San Francisco and Oakland, parts of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and large swaths of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach." The Pacific Institute has a few different maps, including an interactive Google one, showing what infrastructure--schools, police station--that are affected.