SEA-LEVEL RISE MAY WORSEN EXISTING SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA INEQUITIES

SEA-LEVEL RISE MAY WORSEN EXISTING SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA INEQUITIES

Picture 1: Sea level rise

An effect of climate change to the ocean is sea level rise. Researchers from Standford university have  examined the coastal communities in San Mateo County, California — including half the households in East Palo Alto and found out that they are at a risk if financial Instability from future events of flooding.

The scientist at Standford University suggestes that policy makers should make plans for future coastal flooding especially in vulnerable communities.

For more information on the news:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210712122109.htm

Source: Science Daily

Story Source: Materials provided by Stanford University. Original written by Danielle Torrent Tucker. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.

Photo credit: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty

Retrieved: 16/07/2021