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.
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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.
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