Friday, February 18, 2011

California urged to make disaster plans for climate change

Xinhua: A bill was introduced on Thursday, urging California to make disaster plans in case global warming causes the sea level. "Our seas are rising from climate change, which poses unprecedented risks for homes, businesses and commerce," said Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, who introduced the bill.

…Assembly Bill 752 would require the Los Angeles International Airport, the Port of Los Angeles and other coastal facilities to get prepared for any scenarios if global warming caused the sea level to rise. … The bill also calls for a study of the potential impact of sea level rise on granted public trust lands, including costs and strategies to prevent or mitigate damage to development and infrastructure.

According to Brownley, the measure gives entities several options for responding without incurring much cost. "This legislation brings immediate focus to the climate-change risk facing our public lands," said state Controller John Chiang, also a member of the State Lands Commission…

The harbor in Monterey, California, shot by Humanoid one, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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